Corneal Transplant Surgery Blackfoot ID

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Kristan Sparks OD
Bear River Vision
(208) 357-5733
169 S Emerson Ave
Shelley, ID
 
Carol Hilborn OD
Advantage Eye Ctr
(208) 529-4333
1991 W Broadway St # 2
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Ray William Hanson
(208) 782-3993
98 Poplar St
Blackfoot, ID
Specialty
General Surgery

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Ray Wm Hanson, MD
(209) 782-3993
98 Poplar St
Blackfoot, ID
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1971

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Gerald Davis Bush, MD
4383 W 49th S
Idaho Falls, ID
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1980

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Douglas Hilborn OD
Associated Westside Optical
(208) 529-4367
1991 W Broadway St # 2
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Eduardo Avila, MD
(208) 782-3993
1288 Charlynn Way
Blackfoot, ID
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 2000

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Christopher S Riley, MD
(208) 785-2600
1441 Parkway Dr
Blackfoot, ID
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1972

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Christopher S Riley
(208) 785-2600
1441 Parkway Dr
Blackfoot, ID
Specialty
General Surgery

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Linda Lou Sell, MD
(414) 266-6550
2855 E Morningside Dr
Idaho Falls, ID
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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