(CMR) A French sailor’s wife who was stranded in Cayman when the country closed its borders in March, is full of praise for a local doctor who assisted in saving her vision.
“The care I received at the hospital was delivered with efficiency and kindness,” said Dominique Chiron who was treated by Dr. Scerrati at the Health Service Authority’s Lions Eye Clinic.
“They were very considerate about the challenges we faced as visitors who had to remain on the island,” added Chiron.
Dominique Chiron who lives with her husband, Jef, on a 37-foot sailboat arrived in George Town in early March after setting sail from Guadeloupe for Honduras.
The couple had to remain in the Cayman Islands after the islands’ borders closed in response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In May Dominique had begun to feel pain in her left eye and visited the Lions Eye Clinic where the couple met Dr. Scerrati.
Dominique complained of having double vision when she closed her right eye and explained that she was concerned having previously undergone retinal detachment surgery in the left eye while in Guadeloupe.
After an examination, Dr. Scerrati concluded that a complication had developed from the previous surgery and Chiron was at serious risk of retinal detachment and permanently losing vision in her left eye as a result.
Dr. Scerrati recommended surgery be performed urgently to prevent permanent vision loss.
“The HSA and Lions Eye Clinic Team are very pleased with the result of this case and that we could be of service to this family during the challenging period during COVID-19,” Dr. Scerrati said.
“I monitor Mrs. Chiron progress closely when she visits the clinic for follow up care. She and her husband are preparing to continue their trip to their destination in Honduras and I plan to keep in touch to ensure her full recovery. We wish them safe travels,” added Scerrati