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Guthrie Orthopaedics

Interviews with Dr. LaVancher

  • From Guthrie Specialty Eye Care

    How does the Crystalens work?

    Crystalens replaces the eye’s natural lens (the cataract) and is designed to recreate the eye’s natural focusing ability. As with the natural lens, Crystalens accommodates, or moves and flexes, in response to ciliary muscle contractions in the eye. These contractions adjust the Crystalens focus so the eye can maintain a clear image as you shift your attention from distance to intermediate or near objects.

  • From Roberts Eyecare

    What is Astigmatism? How is Astigmatism corrected?

    Astigmatism is a refractive error usually associated with an irregularly shaped cornea. A spherical cornea creates a single focal point while an astigmatic, irregularly shaped cornea creates more than one point of focus. As a result the image that is formed on the retina of the eye is blurred. Glasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery may all be used to correct Astigmatism.

  • From Lourdes Regional Cancer Center

    Who reviews the mammography image/results?

    All mammography results are reviewed a minimum of two times. The first review is performed by one of our board certified radiologists. The second review is performed by the R2 ImageChecker. The R2 ImageChecker is a Computer Aided Detection (CAD) system that analyzes mammograms giving a computerized “second opinion.”

  • From Guthrie Specialty Eye Care

    What is a cataract?

    A cataract is a clouding or opaque area of the lens of the eye - an area that is normally transparent. As this thickening occurs, it prevents light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina - the light sensitive tissue lining located in the back of the eye. This clouding is caused when some of the protein which makes up the lens begins to clump together and interferes with vision.

  • From UHS

    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.