Well known Eye Specialist Dr Hazel Ricketts spoke on Q95’s Hot Seat program hosted by Matt Peltier on Tuesday, and shared some of her views on telemedicine, including her own experiences and successes with the idea.
She acknowledges that other doctors have been engaging with telemedicine as well, but, this needs to be done on a much larger scale.
Meantime, Ricketts says Diabetes is becoming a much bigger problem in the Caribbean, and Dominica is of no exception.
Dr Ricketts shared some of her professional insight on the matter.
She says however, that there are ways of saving persons vison, because in most cases, the lack of information and regular check-up has lead to about 80% of persons who have gone blind, lost their vison because of diabetes.
Dominican Ophthalmologist Dr Ricketts
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