• From Guthrie Specialty Eye Care

    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

  • From Roberts Eyecare

    Should I get my eyes examined if I don’t need eyeglasses?

    Yes. An eye exam is much more than just checking your vision. A comprehensive eye health evaluation is also performed during an eye exam. A person may have no complaints and 20/20 vision and still suffer from conditions such as retinal breaks or tears, glaucoma, cataracts, retinopathy from diabetes or high blood pressure, melanoma of the eye, etc.

  • From UHS

    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.

  • From UHS

    Can I pay my bill online?

    You can pay your bill online or by phone anytime. Call us at 607-762-3085, or visit us online at www.uhs.net.

  • From Guthrie Cardiovascular Center

    What is an angioplasty, stent or coronary intervention?

    After a diagnostic angiogram is performed, there are several possibilities. If there are no or mild blockages, medical therapy is advised and the procedure is complete. If there are numerous blockages, a blockage in unfavorable locations, or abnormal heart valves, a heart operation (bypass surgery or valve surgery) is advised. If there are blockages which are amenable to angioplasty then that procedure is usually performed immediately after the diagnostic angiogram. Angioplasty is a procedure where a catheter with a small balloon at the tip is inserted at the site of a blockage. The balloon is properly sized and then inflated to open the blocked artery. The balloon catheter is then removed from the body. This procedure is rarely performed by itself in 2005 due to an increased chance of a recurrence (restenosis) 3-6 months after the procedure. New metal devices called stents are utilized in over 90% of intervention procedures. The newest generation of stents which are permanently implanted metal coils coated with medications which inhibit restenosis are used in a majority of cases. The chance of a regrowth of the blockage after a medication coated stent is placed is under 5%. An intervention procedure usually requires at least a one night stay in the hospital.