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John William Ashline, MD
(303) 451-5454
9141 Grant St Ste 110
Thornton, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1962

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James E Montgomery, MD
(303) 252-9981
10465 Melody Dr Ste 111
Northglenn, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Texas - Southwestern
Graduation Year: 1992

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Mark Lawrence Peters, MD
(303) 457-6644
Westminster, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1987

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Parin S Gohel, MD
Aurora, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Wayne State Univ
Graduation Year: 2004

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William Edward Jackson, MD
(303) 315-5101
Aurora, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1958

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Charles Oliver Arnold, MD
(303) 388-4393
9351 Grant St Ste 380
Denver, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1958

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John Clarke Barnacle, MD
8400 Alcott St Ste 109
Westminster, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1968

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William Grady Self Jr, MD
(303) 426-4810
8403 Bryant St
Westminster, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1970

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Mitchell Elliott Davis, MD
(303) 283-9628
PO Box 6510
Aurora, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1970

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Nathan Jerome Rudometkin, MD
1675 Ursula St
Aurora, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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