"On September 5th, I departed for South Africa with plans to fly on to Mozambique. Upon arriving in Joburg, the vision in my right eye was slightly impaired. I called my doctor in California, and he urged me to have it checked the following morning. Upon rising the next day the vision seemed better. So, my hunting partner, Mark Dickson, and I boarded a flight to Mozambique. After a 90-minute flight, the vision problem had returned.
"Upon landing in Beira I checked with our charter pilot about local medical services and was faced with two problems: a holiday and an almost total lack of quality medical services. So, after one hour on a bumpy small plane and a rough 40-minute truck ride, Mark and I arrived at camp. By this time the vision problem was worse. I again called my doctor, and he expressed concern about a possible detached retina and urged me to obtain medical attention the next morning. Again, I was faced with lack of local talent for a good eye examination.
"I have been a member of Global Rescue for several years, along with the rest of my family. I called them on my satellite phone, and after a brief interview, the paramedic who answered said he would call me back within an hour. He did so after speaking with a top-notch eye specialist with John Hopkins Hos- pital. The dispatcher spoke to Head PH Julian, and told him to bring me........(continued)