Cataract operation

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Re: Cataract operation

Postby Wicksey » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:40 am

I have seen Dr Martos in Torre del Mar and he has some of the most up to date diagnostic equipment in the area, apparently.

I don't know how much he charges for a cataract op but his info is here
https://www.clinicaocularmarcos.es/en/director.html

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Re: Cataract operation

Postby gerryh » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:17 pm

casita-bonita wrote: Both myself and my wife have had procedures in Clinica Rincon. One of the worst experiences of my life. Room I wouldn't keep a dog in. Op in July, room had no windows , no a/c, on a plastic sheet it was not pleasant, invisible staff through the night. 'Operating theatre' looked like a spare room that they had put a table and bright lights in.


Had a gastroscopy and a colonoscopy at Clinica Rincon earlier today.
In there for about 2 hours.
Room had windows overlooking the sea, air con, private bathroom. Staff all very pleasant and friendly.
Absolutely no complaints.
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Re: Cataract operation

Postby El Cid » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:24 pm

Which location?

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Re: Cataract operation

Postby gerryh » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:00 pm

The Rincon de la Victoria one.
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Re: Cataract operation

Postby Miro » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:55 pm

Sorry to hear you had to have those, Gerry. Not pleasant at all. I had a colonoscopy a couple of years back, on the Spanish health system, but carried out at the Pascual private hospital in Málaga. I have a suspicion that may be where I picked up MRSA: that's the only time I've been hospitalized, so to speak, other than a tetanus jab at the local A&E in Torremolinos.
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Re: Cataract operation

Postby katy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:24 pm

Miri, OH had MRSA this year and had never been near a hospital. He was seriously ill before diagnosis, complained of acute pain in chest so they were testing heart and lungs, also tropical diseases as we were in Caribbean Dec and Africa Jan. His blood tests showed a high white cell count and ordinary antibiotics did not reduce it. Turned out he had a massive MRSA abcess on spine. He spent 2 weeks in hospital and afterwards daily visits from nurse for intravenous super strength antibiotics which lasted 8 weeks. Apparently it can be dormant for years. Even a dental infection can cause it. He lost nearly two stone in weight.

It does make you think when people cheerfully say they can buy antibiotics over the counter. Also the cost of his antibiotics were almost £200 PW. Something to think about if not covered for costs under insurance.

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Re: Cataract operation

Postby Pamela1 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:45 pm

How awful, you all must have been worried sick...£200 pw is certainly something to think about! I thought i paid enough in Spain for my antibiotics and one other medicine, the bill came to 90 euros.

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Re: Cataract operation

Postby katy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:45 am

Yes it was a traumatic time. When he had MRI scan he was taken to oncology, showed us the mass on his spine and said they thought it was a secondary cancer and needed to look for primary. Had a full CT scan an hour later and was told to go home whilst they studied it. Phone call at 7pm consultant said they had just had a conference and no primary, now going with theory of non malignant mass. He was admitted next morning for biopsy. For weeks he was having to change his top 3 times a night, they were wringing wet. He was also on opiates for a couple of months,which made him away with the fairies.

I am now an expert on MRSA. Ha ha. The buggers are able to find a place in your body to hide from detection, his were behind two vertebrae. He is fine now, cane third in a golf comp last week and he didn't play for 6 months. MRSA can live on the surface of your skin and be harmless until it enters the body.

Anyway back to cataracts......

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Re: Cataract operation

Postby Miro » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:04 pm

Glad to hear he's fine now - how awful though. I must say, my MRSA was only really discovered by chance and hasn't really caused me any major problems. It may or may not have been the reason I had a few bites become infected, or why I developed pustules on my chin & face, and may or may not have contributed to the otherwise unexplained pericarditis episode I had a couple of months back - either way, my GP doesn't seem particularly bothered about it, & the NHS "protocol" is usually to do nothing, unless you're due to go into hospital for an op, in which case they suggest "barrier nursing", whatever that is. Only because I pushed it was I prescribed some body wash and nasal cream for it - which hasn't shifted it. They're still not concerned, saying almost everybody carries MRSA so not to worry about it :wtf: I am now on a three month course of lymecycline - which I'm getting for nowt on the NHS because I have a medical exemption due to my hypothyroidism.
But I feel fine!
Now....back to cataracts!
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Re: Cataract operation

Postby gerryh » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:48 pm

Going back to cataracts.
I filled in the online form from https://www.clinicahidalgo.es/ requesting details etc. over a week ago but still no reply. :thumbdown:
Decided to have the op at Clinica Rincon even if I am being ripped off by paying €2000.
At least Clinica Rincon, in Rincon de la Victoria, is near me, easy parking nearby, we are familiar with the way they work and the layout of the buildings.
Always been treated there by pleasant and friendly staff.
Had the initial consultation, the pre op tests and the operation scheduled for week Wednesday.
My wife, who is having the operation, was impressed by the thoroughness of the initial examination and the way the doctor answered all of our questions.
So as long as she is happy I am willing to pay the €2000, solves the problem of what to buy her for her upcoming Birthday and Christmas presents.
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Re: Cataract operation

Postby olive » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:00 pm

Given the circumstances, I think you are doing the right thing.

I wish your wife a successful op. I haven't encountered anyone who hasn't had glowing things to say about how marvellous it is to see properly again.

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Re: Cataract operation

Postby Pamela1 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:26 am

Its a brilliant Birthday and Chistmas present Gerry, she will be more than happy to have clearer vision and it beats all materialistic pressys that can be done without.Hope it goes well. :)

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Re: Cataract operation

Postby spanish_lad » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:55 pm

My dad had an op on both eyes, one a few weeks after the first, and he was charged 3000 total. This was at a private clinic in malaga, behind el corte inglés, parking was easy, but another 10 euros each appointment - and he had to see them about 10 times.
- rip mum - gone but never forgotten x - :(


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