Eye issues - cornea

Neargale

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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?
 

Bob Boyd

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Dr. Grullon Manso (speaks English)
Centro de Oftalmologia
There is a number of eye doctors at this eye hospital, each one has a specialty
Av Salvador Estrella Sadhalá 89
Santiago
809-583-1902
 

Tarheel

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I had scar tissue in my eye after cataract surgery. My eye doctor used a laser to remove it. Worked perfectly. The surgery lasted about one minute. That should be available in SD.
 
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Neargale

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I had scar tissue in my eye after cataract surgery. My eye doctor used a laser to remove it. Worked perfectly. The surgery lasted about one minute. That should be available in SD.
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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Glenn Burke

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The best cornea doctor/surgeon I found in DR during 20 years here (and I have much bigger cornea problems than yours) is Miguel Angel Lopez, clinica Diagnostica Ocular in Santo Domingo. https://www.diagnosticaocular.com/ 809-549-7722

I actually had superficial keratectomy on one eye to remove a some kind of a scar from my cornea, and on another eye for some other reasons. Maybe in a future I'll need cornea transplantantion, not sure for now yet, but anyway, this is the doctor I would recommend for all kind of cornea surgeries. He speaks English and you can trust him for sure.
 

Neargale

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The best cornea doctor/surgeon I found in DR during 20 years here (and I have much bigger cornea problems than yours) is Miguel Angel Lopez, clinica Diagnostica Ocular in Santo Domingo. https://www.diagnosticaocular.com/ 809-549-7722

I actually had superficial keratectomy on one eye to remove a some kind of a scar from my cornea, and on another eye for some other reasons. Maybe in a future I'll need cornea transplantantion, not sure for now yet, but anyway, this is the doctor I would recommend for all kind of cornea surgeries. He speaks English and you can trust him for sure.
Impressive! Is he affiliated with Centro Laser or just located in the same building?
 

janlindy

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I m looking for an eye exam on North Coast that will give me my written percription....I don't mind buying glasses there but must have a witten .....I understand ? pricemart will do the exam but wont give the written...
 
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Neargale

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I m looking for an eye exam on North Coast that will give me my written percription....I don't mind buying glasses there but must have a witten .....I understand ? pricemart will do the exam but wont give the written...
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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slinger

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Forgive me, but I'm new here. Is there not a law that requires prescribers to relinquish the RX upon payment, as in the U.S? If not, there oughta be.
 

Neargale

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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!
 

janlindy

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not to cause a debate as I am only going by hearsay --- pricemart "Im told" doesnt charge for the exam, only for thr glasses ?? I'll find out & report back