Corneal Transplant Surgery Alamogordo NM

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Michelle S Yang, MD
(505) 437-9900
923 9th St Ste B
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1991

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Adam Z Ahmadi, MD
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard University
Graduation Year: 1999

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Wallace Robert Sanders, MD
Cloudcroft, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1956

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Jon Roger Hall MD
Alamogordo Eye Clinic Surgical
(505) 434-1200
1124 10Th St
Alamogordo, NM
 
Gregory B Richardson, MD
(505) 437-2244
1100 10th St
Alamogordo, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Gerald Champion Mem Hospital, Alamogordo, Nm
Group Practice: Alamogordo Surgical Assoc

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Christopher J Seekings, MD
(505) 434-1200
1124 10th St
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1969

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Donald James Ham, MD
(505) 434-1200
1124 10th St
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Gerald Champion Mem Hospital, Alamogordo, Nm
Group Practice: Alamogordo Eye Clinic Inc

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Donald Ham MD
Ruidoso Eye Clinic
(505) 434-1200
1124 10Th St
Alamogordo, NM
 
William E La Barre, MD FACS
905 Filipino Ave
Alamogordo, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple
Graduation Year: 1946

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Cristina Louise Guerra, MD
2905 Desert Breeze Ct
Alamogordo, NM
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1999

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Corneal Transplant Eye Surgery

When a normally clear cornea becomes cloudy, it blocks light from reaching the retina. If this happens to you, you and your ophthalmologist may decide that a corneal transplant is needed to improve your vision. A corneal transplant is a surgery in which a diseased cornea is replaced with a clear, healthy, donor cornea. Donor corneas come from people who have agreed to donate their eye tissue after they die to help others regain their sight.

After a donor dies, the corneas are removed and taken to an eye bank, where they are examined to make sure that they are healthy. The cornea is a unique tissue, because unlike other transplanted organs it does not have to be matched to the patient receiving the transplant. The eye bank keeps the donor corneas until they are needed for corneal transplant surgery.

Corneal transplantation is an outpatient surgery performed in the operating room. Most patients are given intravenous sedation and numbing medicine is placed around the eye so that the operation is painless. The diseased cornea is removed using an instrument called a trephine that resembles a cookie cutter. A healthy donor cornea is cut to fit, and then sewn onto place using microscopic sutures. This procedure usually takes 60-90 minutes, followed by a short recovery period...

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