Letters to the Editor

Excellent Bascom Palmer doctors

After hitting my head when entering a golf cart, a shadow appeared in my right eye.

I was diagnosed with having a retinal detachment by Dr. Victor Villegas at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Naples. He said that immediate surgery was necessary to prevent loss of vision and arranged for me to see Dr. Harry Flynn Jr. at Bascom Palmer in Miami.

Flynn concurred with the diagnosis and arranged for surgery at 1:30 p.m.

In addition to reserving a private post-op recovery room, he personally filled out all the required paper work needed for surgery and then walked me to the upper floor to be prepped for surgery.

Flynn performed the successful surgery with the assistance of Dr. Basil Williams less than 24 hours after first being diagnosed.

I want to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to Drs. Villegas and Williams and the entire staff at both Bascom Palmer facilities. I especially want to thank Dr. Flynn for the undivided attention that he provided, his professional expertise and his reassuring demeanor.

We are indeed fortunate to have such a highly qualified medical team and facility nearby.

William Ferguson, Naples