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Maricela Arana Méndez
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Maricela Arana Méndez

Ophthalmology
Patient Demographics: Babies, Children, Adult, Elderly

"My commitment is to provide the best diagnosis and treatment for those who come to me as a professional in ophthalmology. This, together with an excellent doctor-patient relationship, I rest assured that the patient leaves satisfied with the attention and all the doubts that are generated answered."

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Procedures (22)

Consultation
Chalazia removal
Lacrimal duct surgery
Monofocal cataract surgery
Pterygium surgery
Cornea decompression
Cornea transplant
Corneal crosslinking
Lacrimal duct obstruction surgery
Intracorneal ring segment implant
Intraocular injection
Intraocular lens removal
Keratoconus surgery
Lacrimal stricturotomy
LASIK surgery
Multifocal cataract surgery
Orbital abscess drainage
Permanent lacrimal catheterization
Phakic lens implant
Retinal tear or tumor diathermy
Therapy with neurotoxin
Trabeculectomy
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Medical conditions (86)

Age related macular degeneration (AMD)
Astigmatism
Black spots in vision
Blepharochalasis
Blindness
Cataracts
Clogged tear duct
Closed eye
Cornea anomalies
Cornea infection
Cornea opacity (darkening)
Cornea scar
Cornea shaving
Cornea ulcer
Corneal problems
Dark vision
Decreased visual acuity
Diabetic retinopathy
Epiphora
Eye inflammation
Eye injury or trauma
Eye pain
Eye tumor
Eye wound
Eyeball inflammation (endophthalmitis)
Eyelashes in contact with eye
Eyelid defect
Eyelid deformity
Eyelid eversion
Eyelid spasms (blepharospasm)
Eyelid twitch
Eyelid wart
Eyelid wound
Farsighted
Floaters
Foggy vision
Foreign object in the eye
Glass in the eye
High eye pressure
Inability to cry
Infection around the eyes
Inverted eyelid
Involuntary eye movement
Keratoconus
Lacrimal duct alteration
Lacrimal duct obstruction
Lacrimal sac infection
Lacrimal sac obstruction
Lacrimal sac tumor
Light flashes in the eyes
Loss of vision
Macular degeneration
Macular disease
Macular hole
Macular membrane infection
Meibomian gland lipogranuloma
Myodesopsia
Nearsighted (myopia)
Optic duct wounds
Orbital cellulitis
Orbital infection
Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
Presbyopia
Reduced vision with light
Retina damange (retinitis pigmentosa)
Retina disease
Retinal correspondance problems
Retinal detachment
Retinal dystrophy
Retinal embolism
Retinal microaneurysm
Retinal tear
Retinal thrombosis
Retinal vascular vein obstruction
Retinopathy consultation
Rings of light in eyesight
Sagging eyebrows
Sagging eyelid
Squint
Stone in the eye
Straight line misperception
Stye
Tear duct obsctruction (Lacrimal duct)
Tearing eyes
Vitreous hemorrhage
Weakening eyelid tissue
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General Info

About me

Being a doctor was my dream since childhood, perhaps I was influenced by the desire to follow the footsteps of my father and after seeing his commitment towards patients, it motivated me to follow this path. I can tell you with complete sincerity that I was not wrong; the feeling that is generated when you help others is unparalleled. It's really rewarding to see the children that have had surgical procedures living well, attending classes and learning, besides seeing the parents smile.

Languages

English, Español

Education

Degrees
  • Doctor of medicine and surgery. Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas de Centro America Sabana Oeste - San Jose. January 1992 - December 2006
  • Specialist in Glaucoma. Universidad de Costa Rica - CENDEISSS. March 2003 - April 2006
Fellowships
  • Pediatric ophthalmology

Courses
  • Short Term Pediatric Ophthalmology

    September 2006 - November 2006

Trainings
  • Postgraduate Degree

    Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship

Professional

Licenses
  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED5445 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

Affiliations
  • Costa Rican Association of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology 813789