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Duane A Wiggins, MD
(505) 325-4003
622 W Maple St Ste E
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1995

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Michael G Haas, MD
622 W Maple St
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Washington
Graduation Year: 2001

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Cathy Tibbetts OD
Bloomfield Family Vision
(505) 326-7272
4250 E Main St
Farmington, NM
 
Mi-Kyoung Song MD
Eye Associates-New Mexico
(505) 325-4003
622 W Maple St # E
Farmington, NM
 
Joseph H Sharpe, MD FACS
6100 Quail Run
Farmington, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oklahoma
Graduation Year: 1947

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Scott Danl Allen, MD
(505) 327-0406
2300 E 30th St Ste 105
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1991

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Ryan Brent Anderson, MD
(505) 327-0406
2300 E 30th St Ste 105
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ponce Sch Of Med, Ponce Pr 00732
Graduation Year: 2001

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Ian Kirste OD
Quick Vision
(505) 564-3126
4500 E Main St
Farmington, NM
 
R P Herrera
Vision Mart
(505) 325-2020
520 E Main St
Farmington, NM
 
Karl Maeser Francis
(505) 327-9694
622 W Maple St
Farmington, NM
Specialty
General Surgery

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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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