Corneal Transplant Surgery Albuquerque NM

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Corneal Transplant Surgery. You will find informative articles about Corneal Transplant Surgery, including "Corneal Transplant Eye Surgery". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Albuquerque, NM that can help answer your questions about Corneal Transplant Surgery.

Dr.Paul Hepner
(505) 266-8200
8010 Mountain Rd NE # C
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
James Henry Lee, MD
(505) 841-1995
1100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1966

Data Provided By:
Mark Leonard Schluter, MD
(505) 272-6120
2211 Lomas NE,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided By:
Arup Das, MD
(505) 272-6120
MSC10-5610 Surgery 1 University Of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Calcutta Nat'L Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided By:
Paul Earl Hepner Jr, MD
(505) 266-8200
8010 Mountain Rd NE # 300
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, Albuquerque, Nm

Data Provided By:
Mark Goff Wood, MD
(505) 272-6120
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1973

Data Provided By:
Venkateswar Mootha, MD
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1993

Data Provided By:
William Manfred Adler, MD
(505) 272-4897
One University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1958

Data Provided By:
Praba Narayana Reddy, MD
(505) 891-0880
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided By:
John Joseph Mc Cormick, MD
(907) 550-6174
1115 Central Avenue South East
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Eyes-and-Vision.com


Copyright 2006-2010 Vision Health