Corneal Transplant Surgery American Fork UT

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Dr.Aaron Smalley
(801) 341-6200
12 North 1100 East
American Fork, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Hospital: American Fork
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jamie Maria Monroe, MD
(801) 224-6767
175 N 400 W
Orem, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1988

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Jay Dean Clark, MD
(801) 224-6767
175 N 400 W
Orem, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1974

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Todd Brian Engen, MD
(801) 374-1818
1735 N State St
Provo, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1992

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Matthew Reed Parsons, MD
(801) 374-1818
1735 N State St
Provo, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jesse Neville Hunsaker, MD
(801) 756-9627
12 N 1100 E
American Fork, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1978

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William Scott Lohner, MD
(801) 426-9800
700 W 800 N Ste 160
Orem, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1994

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Larry Noble, MD
(801) 375-2020
3200 N Canyon Rd Bldg A
Provo, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1964

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Duane James Nelson, MD
(801) 357-7373
1055 N 300 W Ste 204
Provo, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1988

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Randal Nylan Ellsworth, MD
(801) 374-1818
1735 N State St
Provo, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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