Eye Centers of Florida welcomes new doctor

David C Brown a cataract surgeon and the founder of as well as the owner of The Eye Center of Florida in Immokalee
(ECOF).

The Immokalee office recently hired an Ophtamologist. Her name is Carmen Josefa Wilson, she was born in Malaga, Spain to Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, who raised her in the Bronx, NY.

Dr. Carmen Josefa Wilson

After graduating as valedictorian of Our Savior Lutheran School, she attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science. She then matriculated at Brown University, where she received her Bachelors degree in Biology. She received her degree as Doctor of Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, where her interest in vision research began under Dr David Potter.

The research she conducted during a summer internship with glaucoma pioneer, the late Dr. Bernard Becker, was published in peer-reviewed journals and she presented the results at national meetings. She returned to NYC to do her internship in Internal Medicine at NY Downtown Hospital and her residency in Ophthalmology at NY Medical College, where she served as Chief Resident at Westchester County Medical Center.

Dr Wilson returned to Atlanta to join the multi specialty medical practice, Morehouse Medical Associates, as their sole comprehensive ophthalmologist. She joined the faculty of her alma mater, Morehouse School of Medicine, while simultaneously earning her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Research. Her focus on racial disparities in vision led to yet another publication and presentations at local and international meetings. In addition, Dr Wilson started two solo practices in Dekalb County, one of which was also a wellness center, featuring complementary and alternative medical care.

During her residency and 15 years in practice in Atlanta, Dr. Wilson developed a love of participating in medical mission trips. She has traveled overseas numerous times to provide eyecare to thousands of underserved patients in Brazil, Haiti, Turks and Caicos, and Jamaica.

Dr. Wilson’s desire to better help the people of Jamaica in the care of their eyes, led her to relocate to Montego Bay, Jamaica, where she spent almost eight years in practice, treating patients with cataracts, pterygia, glaucoma, and routine needs for glasses or contact lenses.

This year Dr Wilson migrated from Jamaica to Collier County, to lend her compassion and expertise to yet another underserved population. In Immokalee, she saw there was a large immigrant population whose vision needs could be better met by her joining the Eye Centers of Florida. She hopes to contribute to the eradication of unnecessary blindness with the early detection and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts.

In her limited free time, Dr. Wilson likes to spend time near and in the water. So watersports, such as jet skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving have all been her hobbies. Dr Wilson prides herself in being a bargain shopaholic, so the numerous outlet and discount stores here should keep her busy.

Of course, she loves to travel whenever possible and looks forward to taking advantage of the close proximity of various cruise ports here in Florida. Dr. Carmen Wilson is welcoming the community of Immokalee and surrounding areas to come and visit ECOF in Immokalee.

Fred is special to the Immokalee Bulletin and he can be reached at ibnews@newszap.com

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