Dr. Michael Fallon
Dr. Dzwonczyk – Medical Director
Dr George T. Roberts
Physical Therapy & Chiropractic
How can I find a UHS doctor?
UHS works with a talented and dedicated group of well-trained and experienced physicians. To find a UHS doctor, visit www.uhs.net or call our free Nurse Direct line at 763-5555 for a referral from a registered nurse.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
The following are the most common symptoms of cataracts. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
- cloudy or blurry vision
- lights appear too bright and/or present a glare or a surrounding halo
- poor night vision
- multiple vision
- colors seem faded
- increased nearsightedness - increasing the need to change eyeglass prescriptions
- distortion of vision in either eye
What is involved in cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed and one of the safest and most effective. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a substitute lens. If cataracts are present in both eyes, they cannot be removed at the same time. Your physician will need to perform surgery on each eye separately.
Cataracts are generally removed in one of two ways:
- Phacoemulsification (Also called small incision cataract surgery.)
This, most common, type of cataract removal procedure involves the surgeon making a small incision on the side of the cornea - the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye - where a tiny probe emits ultrasound waves to soften and break up the cloudy center of the lens. The cataract is then removed by suction through the same incision.
- Extracapsular Surgery
During this procedure, a longer incision is made on the side of the cornea to remove the hard center of the lens; the remainder of the lens is then removed by suction.
From Roberts Eyecare
Can contact lenses be worn for sports?
Yes, contact lenses provide excellent vision for most sports. However, keep in mind that contacts do not provide protection from injury. Contact lens wearers should consider using sports safety goggles for maximum protection during sports activities.
What services are offered at UHS?
UHS provides a wealth of comprehensive health and wellness services. Our specialties include Primary Care, Cancer Care, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Heart Care and Women’s Health. For a complete list of services visit us online at www.uhs.net or call our Nurse Direct line at 607-763-5555.