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Old 11-29-2021, 12:28 PM   #1
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I have been to Los Algodones Mexico to have dental work done but I am on the verge of needing adjustments to my glasses to account for more loss of vision. I hate glasses and would like to get a more permanent fix via surgery\implants, etc. Does anyone have any experience they could share and any specific Dr to visit down south? Thanks!
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I have been to Los Algodones Mexico to have dental work done but I am on the verge of needing adjustments to my glasses to account for more loss of vision. I hate glasses and would like to get a more permanent fix via surgery\implants, etc. Does anyone have any experience they could share and any specific Dr to visit down south? Thanks!
Omg! Good luck. Donít have any suggestions other than you may want to consider moving closer to Mexico just in case you need a lot of adjustments. Itís a long trip if your home is where itís listed. Once again, good luck.
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I might go to Mexico for a cheap paint job on an old coach, but for my eyes, no. I’d mortgage my house first. But I’m even reluctant to get anything done on them here. It would have to be a last resort.
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I understand the reluctance, and I was also the same when it came to the DDS work I had done in Jan. But I went it it turned out great. I have heard others talk about vision correction also in Mx, so that's why I am asking. I too would need to be convinced, but I want to hear from someone experienced with this process.
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I have a friend who got corrective surgery in Hawaii. He is now blind due to post surgery infection. Discount medical and discount sushi are two I wonít do. Not saying that he went to a discounted doctor.

Good luck with your endeavor
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Personally, my eyesight is one of the most precious senses. How much would it be worth to you if you lost it?
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Again - I am looking for someone with experience in this matter.....I totally understand the risk.
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A year ago I had both lenses replaced because of fast growing cataract. My out of pocket was $4,000.00. I am not sure what medicare paid.
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I had lens replacement done by the VA and there is no way I would let a doctor in Mexico anywhere near my eyes. Can you be certain the anesthesia used is not counterfeit? How about the actual implant? Is it legit? Then you have the post operative eye drops. Way too many chances to run across some used, expired meds. That's not even taking into account the accreditation or lack of of the doctor and anesthesiologist. Or the overall training of the staff. There is a reason why so many of the world's elite as well leaders of the third world all come to the USA for healthcare.
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and of course there is the risk of infection, of concern in areas of questionable medicine, and in such climates as one finds south of the border...
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Try the Mexico forum or the Baja forums. They would have specific information you would not find on an RV forum
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Again - I am looking for someone with experience in this matter.....I totally understand the risk.
I have not personally had LASIK don here but I live in Mazatlan and know people who have. The have been completely pleased. One couple the wife had hers done in Minnesota and the husband had his done here. He said his experience was much better, the attitude much more professional, all his questions were answered and the staff and dr took as much time with him as he wanted. The wife that had it done in the US felt like she was a product going down an assembly line. NEXT!

I won't go to a dentist in the US anymore. I just had my teeth cleaned today for $600 pesos. ($26.93 USD) I've been to the dr and many of my friends have had surgery and hospital stays.

The medical care in Mexico (if you have the money) is so much better than in the US. And about 1/4 the cost.
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I had lens replacement done by the VA and there is no way I would let a doctor in Mexico anywhere near my eyes. Can you be certain the anesthesia used is not counterfeit? How about the actual implant? Is it legit? Then you have the post operative eye drops. Way too many chances to run across some used, expired meds. That's not even taking into account the accreditation or lack of of the doctor and anesthesiologist. Or the overall training of the staff. There is a reason why so many of the world's elite as well leaders of the third world all come to the USA for healthcare.
You really don't understand how much tighter Mexico regulates its medical care than the US. There is no such thing as counterfeit medicines in Mexico. They just don't exist. I agree that if your indigent and can't afford to pay, the goverment insurance program does not offer the same quality care as those that can pay, but having used the VA and seen what a disaster it is, I would pay a Mexican hospital over the VA any day of the week.
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You really don't understand how much tighter Mexico regulates its medical care than the US. There is no such thing as counterfeit medicines in Mexico. They just don't exist. I agree that if your indigent and can't afford to pay, the goverment insurance program does not offer the same quality care as those that can pay, but having used the VA and seen what a disaster it is, I would pay a Mexican hospital over the VA any day of the week.
You are definitely correct about care there if you have no money. And the VA has been a disaster. Also, it appears that Mexico shouldnít be to crowded except on the roads leading north.
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