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Post by dean on Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:47 am

http://www.bajacitizen.com/Editions/TBCJanuaryFebruary2018.pdf

Isaac Zuñiga, the First Corneal Transplant Surgeon in La Paz By Susan Fogel Two years into medical school, Isaac Mauricio Zuniga Gonzalez wanted to run away and join the circus. Cirque de Soleil to be exact! “I became intrigued with trapeze artists. I took some classes and in six months I was an instructor,” says Zuniga. He did not have the floor techniques, but he knew where he had to go to learn all the skills required to be a professional trapezist-Canada. “I decided to sell the car my parents had given me when I entered medical school.” His dreams of running away with the circus were dashed when his mother reminded him that the car was actually hers and on loan to him while he completed his education. If he persisted in this foolishness of the circus, he was going to have to do it without the car! Zuniga did complete medical school at Universidad Nacional Autonomia de Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. He and his wife, Elizabeth “Karla” Jimenez, also an MD visited La Paz during their internships in Ensenada. They made a pact to start their married life and careers in La Paz. Jimenez found a job first at Centros de Rehabilitación e InclusiónInfantilTeletón(CRIT). Zuniga,an eye surgeon with a specialty in corneal transplants, knocked on doors in La Paz. He started at ISSTE, where he was offered a pay of $300 pesos for an 8-hour day’s work. At a low point in his job search, he considered selling hotdogs on the street. He would surely make more than 300 pesos for a day’s work! Through persistence and good timing, he landed a position with IMSS as a relief ophthalmologist, and that job became permanent. But he wanted more. He wanted to perform corneal transplants. He wanted to treat people with corneal eye diseases. People that would have to otherwise travel to Tijuana, Mexico City, or the United States for treatment. Continuing to knock on doors and look for possible partnerships or anything that would lead to his life’s calling. Persistence, timing, and luck intervened. His knock was heard, and the door opened by Miguel Fausto Lechuga, an ophthalmologist with offices at Fide Paz hospital. Lechuga is a retinal specialist. But he had patients, as did other eye doctors with diseases of the cornea. It took a year to obtain the permits and certifications for Zuniga to be allowed to perform corneal transplants in our state. And,with the support of Lechuga that helped him start a private practice in La Paz. He performed his first transplant in La Paz on March 20, 2015. On April 27, 2017, Zuniga performed a corneal transplant on me. This was my third in 35 years. The other two surgeons are renowned in California and Mexico. Dr. Zuniga impressed me with his intelligence, competence, and confidence. Look at this picture of my eye before and after the transplant. I went from being blind in my right eye to 20:30 vision overnight! I was involved in the process of choosing the cornea. Zuniga showed me the internet site where the available corneas are listed. The medical details of the donor (except their names), were listed. Not only were those details listed, most importantly, the condition and cell count of the cornea -crucial details- were also on the site. My cornea came from a 42-year-old Native American man . Both Drs Zuniga and Lechuga call my new cornea “beautiful”.Lechuga said that the surgical procedure under Zuniga was like a “finely tuned machine”. My formerly blind eye is now corrected to 20:15. See my companion article called “A Little Piece of Plastic.” Not only does Zuniga perform corneal transplants, he treats many serious and varied diseases of the cornea. Some of his special caLa Paz Phone Numbers Police, Fire Department, Red Cross (emergency): 066 Highway Patrol/ Federal Police: 122 0369 IMSS Hospital: 122 7377 Fidepaz Clinic: 124 0400 COPT (Port Captain): 122 0243 Immigration: 125 3493 or 124 6349 State Tourism Office: 124 0100 or 120 0199



A Little Piece of Plastic, The Miracle of the Scleral Contact Lens By Susan Fogel Many years ago, I was hit in the head by a surfboard. I was dizzy and had headaches for days. My parents brought me to the doctor who could find nothing wrong. I was sent from specialist to specialist. One of whom was an ophthalmologist. He discovered that I had keratoconus. A disease of the cornea that caused it to lose its smooth conical shape, and eventually cloud over. In 1968, the only treatment was a corneal transplant. BUT, warned the doctor, the procedure was not perfected, and he did not recommend it.Over the years, my cornea deteriorated. In 1982, I had my first transplant. It required several-days stay in the hospital. There were 46 stitches and I had to wear a thin plastic lens to keep the stitches from irritating my eyelid. When the stitches were finally removed, I was fitted withstandard semi-rigid gas permeable lens(GP). In the doctor’s office, my vision tested at 20:15. However, the only time that the lens felt good was when it was hanging from my eyelash. I gave up on wearing GP lenses. But scleral lenses are bigger and deeper than GP lenses and they are designed for people with corneal issues. INSERT photo of lenses. They help combat dry eye and will dramatically improve vision. In fact, my eyes feel better with the lenses in than when they are out! Since 1982, I have had two more corneal transplants. The one before the latest was done in Tijuana. That cornea clouded over very quickly, and I just gave up on being able to see out of my right eye. My sight had deteriorated to the point where I decided not to drive anymore. I was afraid I would hurt someone. Dr. Miguel Fausto Lechuga was my ophthalmologist here in La Paz. He has been patient and kind and tried hard to keep my eye healthy. He is a retinal specialist, not a corneal specialist.He had been gently pushing me to go back to Tijuana for another transplant. I was resisting.Then he introduced me to Dr. Isaac Zuniga here in La Paz. And on April 27, 2017, I had another transplant. I also met a woman on an online sewing site(of all places!) that had just been prescribed scleral contact lenses for her keratoconus.The hunt was on for me to find those lenses. It was frustrating, and those that I could find were extremely expensive. After my recent surgery in La Paz, I met Dr. Cesar Enoc, an optometrist in Mexico City with a calling. He wants to help people with corneal issue to see better and to live without pain. Through an association with Felipe Arroyave, Cesar has become a representative for scleral lenses in Mexico.Felipe says that “…a little piece of plastic can change people’s lives…” He goes on to say that we have been given wonderful senses, and sight is the window on the world.This little piece of plastic brings comfort, color, and clarity. And in the case of diseases like Steve Johnson Syndrome, protects the cornea and eyelid as it improves vision.Felipe works mainly in Africa and South America, bringing relief to people that have corneal diseases. Cesar was trained at the UNAM School of Optometry and attended on a full scholarship. He visits and trains optometrists throughout Mexico in the fitting and use and care of scleral lenses.When he became interested in treating diseases of the cornea, he searched the world for a source of scleral lenses. He contacted a company in Boston. They were not receptive to Cesar and just wanted him to refer patients to them. The lenses provided by this company cost $7,500 US, added to that would be the travel expenses. This is far beyond the reach of most Mexicans.Eventually, Cesar hooked up with Felipe, who gave him his first fitting set of lenses. He has been trained and has also developed his own design of scleral lenses. Lenses manufactured by a lab for Cesar in the US are $750.00 per pair, that is onetenth of the cost of the other company! Cesar says: “We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of all people with corneal diseases. We will donate the little pieces of plastic, if we have to.”Once a religious missionary, and now a scientific missionary, bringing sight and relief from eye pain to others, Cesar says, “I changed my life by changing the lives of others.” Cesar visits La Paz on a regular basis and uses Dr. Zuniga’s office to see patients.Cesar will be visiting La Paz in January. Dr. Cesar Enoc – Phone number 01 556 316 8732 (Mexico City)


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Post by dean on Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:28 pm

lpg wrote:: Doctor for cataract surgery
Posted by: "Friederike Epail.com
Date: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:36 am ((PDT))

Hi,
I had a great experience with Dr Zúñiga 2 months ago. I wanted to have a LASIK-surgery with him in Mexico City, but after checking my eyes in La Paz he found a tiny beginning glaucoma and he recommended me against the surgery. I totally trust him and his professional opinion. He was very knowledgeable and also took lots of time to explain everything patiently in English to my boyfriend who doesn't speak Spanish.
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http://drlechuga.com/


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Ambulance fees:

Post by dean on Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:32 am

Ambulance fees: Persons who are transported to the hospital by ambulance are requested to pay for the service. This is a completely volunteer service. The ambulance crew spends quite a bit of time fund raising for gasoline and maintenance of the ambulances. Recommended fee is 1000 pesos per trip. If you recently were transported and did not pay, contact Thomas Munro at

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Post by dean on Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:28 am

2014-2015 doctor emergency only number cell so add 044

francisco guterrez ramos
612-107-7769

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Post by dean on Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:37 am

CLINIC DR IN EL SARGENTO -
The Clinic in el Sargento - 114-0089
LOS PLANES POLICE - 114-4189



Other numbers for example,
XRAY - DR FONG 125-2200 Y 122-3990
5 DE MAYO BETWEEN ALTAMARINO Y RAMIREZ

from the view
Our Clinic:

The clinic number is 114 -0089 there is a phone in the clinic, but not where the doctor sleeps. For an emergency you need to call his cell phone, which is a Mexico City number. You dial it this way from a land line, I don't know if it is different from a cell phone:.(044)612 157 6561


from twoamigos
CENTRO DE SALUD HEALTH CLINIC

LOCATED IN THE DUPLEX NORTH OF JUAN RAMONES CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY, TIENDA, & PHARMACY
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HOURS OF OPERATION
NURSE 8-2 MON. THROUGH FRI.
DOCTOR 8-2 & 4-6 SUN. THROUGH SAT. EXCEPT THUR.
May change without notice or because of vacations
*please get a receipt when you pay so the money is recycled to the clinic.
CLINIC PHONE 114-0089
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*DOCTOR RESIDES IN THE BACK OF THE CLINIC, KNOCK HARD ON THE FRONT DOOR OFF HOURS IN AN EMERGENCY
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AMBULANCES ARE LOCATED AT THE POLICE STATION IN EL SARGENTO
OR CALL ROSA AT 114-0090
FOR EMERGENCIES ALSO CALL ROSA OR CONTACT THE POLICE
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*ROSA RESIDES 1 BLOCK WEST OF THE CHURCH IN EL SARGENTO, THEN TURN RIGHT AND HER HOUSE IS THE SECOND ON THE LEFT
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*POLICE ARE AT THE STATION IN EL SARGENTO 24/7 UNLESS ON PATROL
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IF ALL ELSE FAILS THE LOS PLANES DELEGACION HAS AN EMERGENCY PHONE ANSWERED 24/7 IT IS 114- 4015
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HOSPITALS IN LA PAZ ARE LOCATED ON
ABALASOLO (LaPaz road straight down Colisio to Abalasolo turn left, Purple Hospital is a few km. on the left)
5 OF FEBRUARY (LaPaz road right at Forjadores turn left on 5th of February IMSS hospital is on THE 6th Block on the left, Emergency at the back of building
BRAVO (LaPaz road right at Forjadores turns into Isabela Catlotica left on Bravo just past old CCC, hospital on the 4th block on the right)
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DONATIONS OF ITEMS OR CASH FOR THE CLINIC SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH ROSA, OUR DELEGATA, SO THEY GET REGISTERED TO THE CLINIC.
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LOCAL PHARMACIES ARE LOCATED AT JUAN RAMONES TIENDA AND ACROSS FROM THE BMG CONSTRUCTION STORE IN EL SARGENTO. THERE ARE MANY MORE IN LA PAZ.
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PLEASE BE SUPPORTIVE OF THE BAKE SALES AND BENEFITS AT THE CAMPGROUND FOR THE CLINIC, SCHOOLS, OR FUTURE CULTURAL CENTER (NOW ONLY A MUSIC AND DANCE PROGRAM)
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DONATIONS HAVE RENOVATED THE CLINIC WHICH NOW HAS 2 CONSULTATION ROOMS AND IN RESIDENCE DOCTOR’S QUARTERS. IT ALSO HAS PROVIDED DEFIBRILATORS, HEART MONITORS, A PORTABLE OXIGEN TANK, AN AMBULANCE, COMPUTER, PHONE, AND MANY OTHER PIECES OF EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO PROPERLY OPERATE.
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5/2012 vv
Defibrillator

The Centro de Salud health clinic, once again, has a portable defibrillator in working order to be used in case of cardiac arrest. The phone number is 114-0089 and Dr. Ricardo's cell phone is (044)612 157 6561. The clinic is located on the main road, just past Diamonte Real Estate and Juan Ramon's, about half-way between El Sargento and La Ventana. Thanks so very much to Anne Yates, as well as Tim Hatler and the Ventana Classic, for their generous donations. (We will repost this notice in November) Gracias from Jane and Kate

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updated doctor and emergency numbers

Post by dean on Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:54 am

per ventana view, via Mary S.

Central Clinic Located just north of Juan Ramon's Hardware Store
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Dr. Brenda Hernandez -- Nurse Practicioner Elizabeth Taylor Moyron

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri - 8am to 2pm, 4pm to 6pm -- Sat. 9am to 2pm
Thurs. only the nurse practitioner -- 8am to 2pm
Sun. emergencies only

Emergencies 24/6 no Doctor available on Thur., if you have an emergency you will have to go to the clinic in Los Planes or to a Hospital in La Paz.
The Doctor lives in the back of the clinic so knock loudly if an emergency and off hours. If there is no answer she may be out to a meal or at a friend's house around the corner, ask around.

Clinic Phone - 114-0252
Nurses Phone - casa 114-0102
cell 044 612 137-3369

For an Ambulance call Subdelega Sr. Oswaldo Cota --- cell 044 612 104-7607

or The Los Planes Police Commandant at 114-4015 -- 24/7. They will then radio a local driver or the police.

For non medical emergencies call the Los Planes Commandant-- 114-4015 -- 24/7. They will then radio local police


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