Vision Followup

Yesterday was my followup visit to have the results from my Panama City examination reviewed by Dr. Young.

I should mention, that you need to prepare yourself when you go for some doctor’s appointments. Dr. Young is a highly recognized doctor and when he is in David, he always has a lot of people to see. My appointment was at 4:00 PM and I got to see him at 6:50 PM. That is just the way it is.

While I was waiting, I got to talk to several people. One had come from Costa Rica to have cataract surgery on both eyes. She was extremely pleased. I think the costs depend on several factors, but her cost to have both eyes done was in the $2,500 range.

Now for the news from my appointment. I am happy to report that my form of macular degeneration is the “dry” form. That is good news. It is nice to know that I will be able to enjoy the sight of a well filled bikini for a few more years. 🙂

I am now free to return to Vision 20/20 and have my prescription filled for new glasses. I hope to do that soon. Maybe tomorrow.

23 thoughts on “Vision Followup

  1. I’m glad to hear that your MD is “dry” and hopefully causes less of a problem for you going forward.

    Speaking of bikini-clad beauties; perhaps you could convince them that, because of your vision problem, you need to “see” with your hands? Opportunity is where you find it….

  2. Good news…thanks for the update. The art of photography is capturing in your camera what you see with your eyes. Maybe its time for a trip to the beach 🙂

  3. Hi Omar and Mike. Thanks for stopping in and the good wishes.

    Mike, I guess that would be a thought. Maybe I need to think about it a little more.

  4. Yes, indeed, that is good news–especially considering your ability to capture the beauty of Panama with your camera.

    I have a good dentist in Costa Rica. One time I had an appointment at 3:00; didn’t get to see him until 4:45, but was back on the street at 5:00 pm with three new, small fillings.

  5. Hi Tom and Ron. Thanks for the nice words. I should say, I was not complaining about the wait. I was just saying the way things are. The reverse side of the story was that Dra. Ines had called on a Friday to get me in while he was in David and he saw me on Sunday. In the US, I might have had a two week waiting time to see an ophthalmologist.

  6. Wonderful news!
    My father, who is now 102, has had MD for 40 years since diagnosis.
    He still sees enough to read the news everyday, and reads books, with special glasses of course.
    May you experience the same.

  7. My husband and I saw Dr. Young Leon also, who diagnosed us both with glaucoma. We followed up with a visual field test and a visit with Dr. Dam, a glaucoma specialist, both at Mae Lewis Hospital. Dr. Dam now wants to see us in PC for another test, called OCT, and for my husband to have a laser procedure. The OCT test costs $120. each and the laser $950.! Before we proceed with this, I’d like to know if there is another ophthalmologist in David. A neighbor mentionned Dr. Marino Riveras. Any info or suggestions would be most appreciated. We won’t risk our eyesight, but don’t want to proceed unless absolutely necessary. Thanks for all the good info!

  8. Hi Linda. Dr Young is the best that comes to David. There is another lady doctor that is down the hall from where you saw Dr. Young, but she specializes in children, but also sees adults. There is another in the clinic next to Hotel Iberia that I have seen, but truse Dr. Young more.

    The majority of those doctors are in Panama City. You might ask the Dra in Vision 20/20 for more references.

  9. Thanks Don- I appreciate the input. BTW, there is a message on Gringos in David about a monthly gathering tomorrow, Thursday, at El Fagon, according to the post. Do you suppose this is restaurant El Fogon, the one near the Nissan dealer and behind Bobby’s Grill? Or is there one named El Fagon, and if so, where is it? Thanks for your help.

  10. Hi Don! sorry that i haven´t written before but have been very busy, thankfully. I have read Linda´s comments about the specialist, i do recommend that she go to a glaucoma specialist, here in David that I know Dr. Dam is specialist, but in Panama city i know another doctors but you have to travel to the city. If Linda need help i can help her, so call me or visit me.

  11. Hi Linda: My father had the same condition and he had the surgery a year ago with Dr. Young. He is perfectly fine and I would say that he came out of the operation room seeing everything@@!!!!!! I would definitely recommend this doctor. Dr. Rivera is also very good, but you need to remember that eye doctors in the whole country are very busy so is hard to get an appointment. He has his office at the Policentro Medico Especializado nearby Cambridge School in David.

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