Corneal Transplant Surgery Anchorage AK

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Eric William Coulter, MD
(907) 569-1551
3601 C St Ste 1134
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Laser Vision Usa Inc

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David Guy Chamberlain, MD
(907) 729-1470
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990

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Edward Eugene Crouch, MD
(907) 276-1617
542 W 2nd Ave
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Ophthalmic Associates

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Robert Wendell Arnold, MD
(907) 276-1617
542 W 2nd Ave
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1984

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Carl E Rosen, MD
(907) 276-1352
542 W 2nd Ave
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Eric Coulter
(907) 569-1551
3601 C Street #540
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Robert Arnold
(907) 276-1617
542 West 2nd Avenue
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Oliver Marc Korshin, MD
(907) 276-8838
1200 Airport Heights Dr Ste 310
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1967

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Griffith Conway Steiner, MD
(907) 276-1617
542 W 2nd Ave
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Nyboer & Assoc

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Thomas Henry Mader, MD
(907) 332-9630
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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