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Linda Jean Lehman, MD
(515) 239-4460
PO Box 3014
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Nicolas Hamouche
(515) 239-4460
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Mary Greeley
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Louis James Scallon, MD
(515) 232-2450
2020 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Greeley Med Ctr, Ames, Ia
Group Practice: Wolfe Clinic

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Dr.Louis Scallon
(515) 232-2450
2020 Philadelphia Street
Ames, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Mary Greeley Med Ctr, Ames, Ia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Nicolas G Hamouche, MD
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Beirut
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Kenneth Talbert
(515) 239-4460
1128 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Daniel J Vos, MD
(515) 232-2450
2020 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Greeley Med Ctr, Ames, Ia; Boone County Hosp, Boone, Ia
Group Practice: Wolfe Clinic

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Dean Mason Harms, MD
(515) 232-2450
2020 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Greeley Med Ctr, Ames, Ia; Boone County Hosp, Boone, Ia
Group Practice: Eye Care Optical

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Nicolas G Hamush, MD
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1986

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Kenneth Earl Talbert, MD
(515) 239-4460
PO Box 3014
Ames, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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