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Cataract Services Available at CRH

February 14, 2019

Calais Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that cataract evaluations and surgery will be available locally for community members.    Vision Care of Maine provider, Dr. Curt Young, will be at CRH monthly to provide the service for area patients.     Vision Care of Maine will provide the services through a leased space agreement in conjunction with the CRH Surgery Department.   Evaluation appointments begin later this month with the first surgery at CRH scheduled for April 11. 

Dr. Young has performed well over ten-thousand cataract surgeries since assuming ownership of Vision Care of Maine upon his father, Craig Young, M.D.’s, passing in 2013. The practice has evolved to now have six ophthalmologists and four employed optometrists.   In addition to practice owned and operated ambulatory surgery centers in Bangor and Presque Isle, Vision Care of Maine offers cataract surgery and other ophthalmic surgery at the Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft and the Millinocket Regional Hospital in Millinocket. “We have found our model of bringing this state-of-the-art surgery closer to home for our patients invaluable in restoring vision and profoundly convenient,” stated Cristy Hewitt, RN, Director of Clinical and Surgical Services for Vision Care of Maine. “Dr. Young and the rest of our physicians proudly look forward to offering surgical consultations and surgery now in Calais as well.”

When receiving these services at CRH, community members can expect to see the familiar faces of CRH Surgical nurses caring for them as well.   The CRH Surgery Department staff has worked diligently over several months making preparations for this service and is excited to add cataract surgery to the list of offerings available locally.    

If you have questions about the services available or wish to schedule an appointment, contact    Vision Care of Maine directly by calling 945-6200.

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