Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine specializing in the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye. Medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating eye problems, diseases and injuries are known as ophthalmologists.
Common Eye Problems
Some of the many reasons why you may need to see an ophthalmologist include the following:
- Blood in the white of the eye
- Color blindness
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Diseases of the retina
- Drainage from the eyes
- Eyelid problems
- Eyestrain or vision changes
- Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye
- Macular degeneration
- Misaligned eyes or strabismus
- Night blindness
- Red eyes that may be caused by infection, inflammation, or tumors
At UHS, our ophthalmologists are board-certified surgeons who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of eye disorders. They blend expert clinical care with the latest medical technologies for the benefit of our patients.
Free telephone referral service
UHS offers a free telephone referral service that provides detailed information on participating members of our medical staff such as their education, board certification, specialties, office location, hours of operation and insurance participation. Part of our Nurse Direct program, the physician referral service at 607-763-5555 is available to residents of Broome, Tioga, Chenango and Delaware counties every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with live transfers provided Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nurse Direct can also provide you with accurate, reliable medical information that’s free and confidential. To speak with a registered nurse at Nurse Direct, call 607-763-5555 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
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