Corneal Transplant Surgery Bullhead City AZ

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Scott Arnold Glesmann, MD
(520) 763-4333
1800 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1986

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Kenneth Westfield MD
Mohave Eye Ctr
(928) 763-1000
3003 Highway 95 # 11
Bullhead City, AZ
 
Kenneth Westfield MD
Colorado River Medical Ctr
(928) 768-3600
5300 Highway 95
Fort Mohave, AZ
 
Gordon Joseph Cuzner, MD
(928) 763-8515
1526 Turquoise Rd
Bullhead City, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1975

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Jim D Bates
(928) 704-7166
2744 Silvercreek Rd
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Daniel Cornel Schickner, MD
1800 Highway 95 # 2
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1996

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Douglas Lee OD
Eyecare Center
(702) 298-5599
1955 S Casino Dr
Laughlin, NV
 
Michael Merchent
(928) 763-2273
2735 Silver Creek Rd
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
General Surgery

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Michael Merchent, DO
(928) 758-0155
1225 Hancock Rd
Bullhead City, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1971

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John M Conn
(928) 704-7166
2744 Silver Creek Rd
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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