Update December 2019:
On a sad note, we left Nicaragua mid July 2018 due to the Civic Rebellion that continues to this day. On a good note, I had to have another eye surgery and my doctor in the states said my Nicaraguan retina specialist had done a wonderful job with my last surgery. I wish I could tell him, but he fled to Costa Rica during the Rebellion as did most of the good surgeons and doctors.
“If I save my insight, I don’t attend to the weakness of my eyesight.” ~Socrates
Since I had my first eye operation in the United States and my second eye operation in Nicaragua, I thought it would be interesting to compare the surgeries in two vastly different countries. Both surgeries were similar. I will try to withhold judgment, but I can guarantee that if you are concerned about having a delicate or major surgery in a developing country, I will put your worries at ease.
A Tale of Two Surgeries Through The insightful Observations of an Expat
A look at my island from the taxi window as I was on my way to the hospital in Managua.
Surgery in the United States
The facility where I received my vitrectomy in the U.S. was modern with all of the latest equipment. Johnson City Eye Clinic Website