Corneal Transplant Surgery Castle Rock CO

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Frederick A Schumann, MD
(303) 961-8766
PO Box 1387
Castle Rock, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ
Graduation Year: 1970

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Steven Sukho Kim, MD
(303) 814-3396
207 Saratoga Mine Dr
Castle Rock, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1989

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Alan Jay Margolis, MD
(303) 797-1150
10099 Ridgegate Pkwy Ste 365
Lone Tree, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1985

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Christopher M Bardorf, MD
9094 E Mineral Cir Ste 200
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1998

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Toni Bertolet Henthorn, MD
(303) 246-4475
9457 S University Blvd Ste 258
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1988

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Stanley Sukjin Kim, MD
(303) 814-3396
207 Saratoga Mine Dr
Castle Rock, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1983

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Lisa Burnett Philpott, MD
(303) 320-1777
7337 Balmoral Ct
Castle Rock, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Alan Margolis
(303) 797-1150
10099 Ridgegate Pkwy # 365
Littleton, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: SkyRidge Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Lawrence Spivack, MD
(303) 740-9310
6881 S Yosemite St
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Med
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dennis James O'Connell, DO
(303) 662-8400
125 Inverness Dr E Ste 320
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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