Corneal Transplant Surgery Brookings SD

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Ronold Ralph Tesch, MD
(605) 692-7315
2311 Yorkshire Dr
Brookings, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Brookings Hosp, Brookings, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Yorkshire Eye Clinic Ltd

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M Venugopal, MD
(605) 692-6236
1822 Victory St
Brookings, SD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanley Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1964

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Chan J Park
(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Ave.
Brookings, SD
Specialty
General Surgery

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Filemon E Olegario Jr, MD
(605) 996-9141
120 W 6th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.Vance Thompson
(605) 328-3937
1310 W 22nd St # 2
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Kenneth John Knudtson, MD
Brookings, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Brookings Hosp, Brookings, Sd
Group Practice: Yorkshire Eye Clinic Ltd

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Chanjin Park, MD
(605) 692-6236
400 2nd Ave # 20
Brookings, SD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1970

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Daniel James Johnston, MD
(605) 692-6236
400 22nd Ave
Brookings, SD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 2002

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Robert Brian Nixon, MD
(800) 658-3500
2800 3rd St
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1977

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John Michael Bormes, MD
(605) 226-2105
310 8th Ave NW Ste 507
Aberdeen, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Midland Reg Med Ctr, Aberdeen, Sd
Group Practice: Ophthalmology Associates

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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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