Last Friday, I went to see Dra. Inés to replace some lenses that are cracked and I expect to break any day. However, when she checked my eyes, she told me I needed to see a ophthalmologist, because my left eye looked a little strange.
She said I was in luck, because an excellent ophthalmologist visited David twice a month and happened to be here. She got on the phone and called to see if she could get me in. I had an appointment on Sunday at 9:00 AM.
The doctor I saw was Dr. Adrian Young. He has an office in Mae Lewis. He obviously is highly respected and there were many patients there for followup visits following surgery.
He took a look and then added the drops to dilate my eyes. Then I went back to the waiting area to let the drops take effect and got to practice my Spanish with others waiting in the hall.
There are many wonderful people in Chiriquí. It is good to have an opportunity to meet new friends. One of the people I talked to was a professor at UNACHI. He teaches geography and climate and cultures around the world. I told him to take some time and watch the YouTube video called HOME.
Then I had the pleasure of meeting Auntie Sunshine (AS), who is a Chiriquí Chatter reader and commenter. She and I have emailed many times and she has helped me with some English to Spanish translations in the past. I enjoy having Panamanians that stop into Chiriquí Chatter because they help provide the Panamanian viewpoint and keep me honest. Such a nice lady!
Now that the drops had done their work, it was time to let Dr. Young take a good look at my eyes. The right eye is fine and looked healthy. However, my left eye has a problem and is suffering macular degeneration. He had good equipment and showed me the problem on a television. You could definitely see the difference between my left and right eyes. I need to set up another appointment at his office in Panama City to determine whether it is the wet or dry form.
My visit to Dra. Inés was timely and lucky for me she could get me into see a specialist very quickly. I hate to go to PC, but for things like this, I can make myself do it.
Even under the circumstances, I felt like I was very fortunate. I got to meet and get to know several very nice people, and I learned that there is a very good ophthalmologists that visits David twice a month.
If you have the need to see an ophthalmologist, I will put Dr. Young’s card below. As always, if you see him, tell him you heard about him on Chiriquí Chatter.