Corneal Transplant Surgery Cedar City UT

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Chad Wareing Anderson, MD
(435) 586-1131
1811 W Royal Hunte Dr Ste 1
Cedar City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1990

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Loy Brown OD
Mountain Eye Institute
(435) 586-0700
51 E 400 N # 4A
Cedar City, UT
 
Mark T Hansen
(435) 586-8192
166 W 1325 N
Cedar City, UT
Specialty
General Surgery

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Michael I Munford
(435) 586-8192
166 W 1325 N
Cedar City, UT
Specialty
General Surgery

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Michael Garnett Stults, MD
166 W 1325 N
Cedar City, UT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1972

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Chad Anderson MD
Mountain Eye Clinic
(435) 586-1131
1811 W Royal Hunte Dr # 1
Cedar City, UT
 
Mark Traveller Hansen, MD
(435) 586-8192
166 W 1325 N
Cedar City, UT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1993

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Michael G Stults
(435) 586-8192
166 W 1325 N
Cedar City, UT
Specialty
General Surgery

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Darrell L Wilson
(435) 868-5251
1303 N Main St
Cedar City, UT
Specialty
General Surgery

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Michael Garnett Stults, MD
150 E Altamira Dr
Cedar City, UT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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