Corneal Transplant Surgery Anchorage AK

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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
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jon Albert Shiesl, MD
(907) 563-3911
3340 Providence Dr Ste 561
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1966

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Robin Lynn Grendahl, MD
(907) 561-1917
3500 Latouche St Ste 230
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Jan Nyboer
(907) 561-1167
9350 Independence Drive
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.4, out of 5 based on 6, 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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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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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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Elizabeth N Morgan, MD
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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Donald Walter Dippe, MD
(907) 264-1405
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 35
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Public Health And General Preventive Medecine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak

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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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