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Mark Duane Borup, MD
(208) 373-1200
999 N Curtis Rd Ste 205
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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Gregory Joseph Kent, MD
(208) 367-3302
901 N Curtis Rd Ste 302
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Eye Assoc

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Jeffrey Kent Gregory, MD
999 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1992

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John Reed Sonntag, MD
(208) 377-3937
5680 Gage St
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1974

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Jon Robert Fishburn, MD
(208) 373-1200
999 N Curtis Rd Ste 205
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id; St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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Mark Edward Hollingshead, MD
(208) 336-8700
360 E Mallard Dr Ste 110
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1987

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James Richard Swartley, MD
(208) 342-2706
222 N 2nd St Ste 215
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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Leo Steven Harf, MD
(208) 373-1200
999 N Curtis Rd Ste 205
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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Robert L Fulwyler, MD FACS
(208) 378-2826
863 Chardie Rd
Boise, ID
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oregon
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.James P Tweeten
(208) 373-1200
999 N Curtis Rd # 205
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Mc Call Mem Hosp, McCall, Id
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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