Corneal Transplant Surgery Brigham City UT

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Dr.David Lewis
(435) 734-2097
990 Medical Dr # Gl3
Brigham City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Brigham City Comm Hosp, Brigham City, Ut
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Nicholas Dushku, MD
Providence, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1964

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Dean L Bunderson, MD
(435) 723-5297
47 N 1st E
Brigham City, UT
Specialties
Family Practice, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1946

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Joseph Dale Hillam
(435) 734-9439
990 Medical Dr
Brigham, UT
Specialty
General Surgery

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Charles James Graham, MD
(435) 245-6451
PO Box K
Hyrum, UT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1965

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David Peterson Lewis, MD
(435) 734-2097
990 Medical Dr Ste GL-3
Brigham City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Brigham City Comm Hosp, Brigham City, Ut; Logan Regional Hospital, Logan, Ut
Group Practice: Brigham Eye Specialists

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Rich Humpherys
Knighton Optical
(801) 394-5709
1055 N Washington Blvd
Ogden, UT
 
Joseph Dale Hillam, MD
(435) 734-9439
990 Medical Dr
Brigham City, UT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Jan Ashdown
(435) 723-1114
950 Medical Dr # 104
Brigham City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Surgeon (General)
General Information
Hospital: Brigham City Community Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Kevin Alan Murphy, MD
471 W 600 N
Tremonton, UT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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