The Moran Eye Center's Local Outreach Program has allowed UNHS patients, who qualify, to be screened for cataracts and receive free cataract surgery at Blue Mountain Hospital.
All the Moran Eye Center's services, including the surgery, are at no cost to the patients. UNHS had an overwhelming response to this event in May. Patients were excited about having this type of service brought to them, instead of them having to travel to Salt Lake City.
There were three ophthalmologists and several technicians in Montezuma Creek for the free screening clinic. They saw 41 patients and scheduled six of those patients for surgery on June 20.
UNHS will be hosting another free cataract screening clinic in Monument Valley on June 21. The target population, again, includes those individuals who have NOT HAD PREVIOUS CATARACT SURGERY.
Patients who meet these qualifications can call Deandra Smith at 435-727-3043 to schedule an appointment or go online at firstname.lastname@example.org.