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    Eye issues - cornea

    I have found out that Optica Cibao will arrange to have scleral contact lenses made. One of the cornea specialist above looks really good so will be seeing him. Still looking for who uses topical Lozartan drops to treat scarring!
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    Eye issues - cornea

    I have used Optica Cibao in the past for eye exam and to make glasses. They were excellent and do give you your prescription. 809-241-2020 in Santiago, Los Jardines www.opticacibao.com
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    Eye issues - cornea

    Impressive! Is he affiliated with Centro Laser or just located in the same building?
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    Eye issues - cornea

    it seems the scarring from surgery about 25 years ago is now affecting my vision and no glasses will compensate. The 2 treatments described above are recommended to be tried with surgery as a last resort because of the extent of the scarring
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    Eye issues - cornea

    I have scar tissue acting up in 1 eye. I basically see a double shadow and haze in 1 eye only I was told by an ophtalmo outside of the DR that there are 2 things we can try before thinking of surgery: - scleral contact lense - off label topical losartan drops. Anyone in DR does this, if so whom?
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    SENASA and TSS don't accept payment for January?

    Can someone explain to me in clear English language what is going on? Please? We have a plan Familiar with Sernasa Contributivo and Maximo as plan Complementario. I just got today a cryptic (to me) message from my broker which said something about TSS not accepting payment this month for the...
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    Focus on medical tourism

    I was thinking of any specialist not just plastic surgeon
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    Focus on medical tourism

    I totally understand. However I would like to encourage if possible, that if a member is looking for info or recommendations, that another member sends a private message. The DR may have some good doctors, the problem is to find them.
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    Police demoted or transferred after doing their job

    I can understand a local cop being transferred after catching a bad guy. Simply could be to avoid retaliation from the bad guy's family or from the bad guy himself when he comes out the following week. No new guess other than listed re why he would be demoted.
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    Focus on medical tourism

    Can you share what happened? We have a thread about recommended doctors/specialists and maybe we need one for "stay away"s?
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    Doctors recommendation in PP or Santiago

    Looking for a recommendation for a rheumatoid arthritis doctor in Puerto Plata or Santiago. So far I have found Dra Noeliac Reuma and Dra Romilda Salas in Puerto Plata. Would like some feedback if possible. Thank you! Also looking for a vascular doctor recommendation. So far I have Dr Alvn...
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    Varicose veins

    Which doctor is recommended for treatment of veinous insufficiency and varicose veins on North Coast or Santiago if possible, but will go to SD if needed. I have seen Dr Delgado from Union Medica and she seems to know her stuff. Possible laser surgery being contemplated so would like to hear...
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    SeNaSa Health insurance

    Quick question... Has anyone else been told that there is an increase of 600 pesos per month (7,200 per year) upon our renewal for the Plan Familiar de Salud? I have not seen anything on their website or their FB page regarding this but I have received a letter from my broker, undated that...
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    Don’t bring mangos back to the US with you

    I thought and I think was told by ? Customs?That it is ok to import fruit/vegetables if they don’t grow in Canada. So mangoes and avocados would be ok.
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    Severe allergy - EPIPEN needed

    There is a tourist here for 2 months who is severely allergic to fire ants. She forgot her EPIPEN at home. We went to several pharmacies in Puerto Plata and they don't seem to know what we are talking about. We explained she was "allergica grande a hormigas que piqua y necessita puede inyectar...
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    Car engine “broken”

    The short block arrived like that. Someone said the head got damaged in transit but looking at photos of 'the Kia it may have been damaged in the accident . the. Mechanic was never clear as y what was broken exactly.
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    Car engine “broken”

    They have found a motor but the head is cracked or missing. So they want to use the head from my car and of course a new head gasket.
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    Car engine “broken”

    The head gasket is to be replaced as they would be using the head from mine. at First I was worried then I remembered that a few years ago we changed head on a marinized Peugeot engine while at anchor.
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    Car engine “broken”

    And Magna won’t talk to us because we did not buy there. We are talking to the Santiago dealer
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    Car engine “broken”

    There are photos of the car too so you can see why it was salvaged!