My wife suffers from iritis and has been prescribed Prednisolone. Does anyone know if that is readily available in Belize? We expect to be living between Dangriga and Belmopan. Are there any ophthalmologists in those towns? Also, if there are, how long does it take to see one? In Canada it can be a month or longer to get an appointment, unless it is an emergency.
Thanks for the addresses and the recommendations. According to Wikipedia <<Prednisolone is the active metabolite of prednisone>> so I would assume it's the same thing. It's good to know that it's cheaper in Belize. Right now I get it for free since I have medical coverage through my work... but that will end when I move to Belize.
Are you retiring or quitting? If retiring do you have an option to keep your health care coverage? I did and I did and I go back once a year for my free medical care. My prescriptions, which are fully covered, are refilled every three months and my son has them sent to me. I sincerely hope you can do as well. For regular – no big deal – care –like this rash – I see a doctor here on the island and the cost is reasonable and there is no waiting.
I am retiring early... so my pension won't be that great. I am not sure yet if I will work for pay, become self-employed, or just do volunteer work in Belize. We are planning on living very simply, so finances really shouldn't be an issue - but health coverage might cut too deeply into our budget. I will have to check that out.
Dr Valdez is incredable..I came down with Lyme desease and was so sick for so many months.No diagnosis. Spent over 20.K. was in hospitals here in Belize and up in the States with no diagnosis. Dr Valdez was able to give me a diagnosis that I then was able to back up. You can see so many health issues through your eyes. He was great,