Corneal Transplant Surgery Cedar Rapids IA

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Alexander G Smith, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1970

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David Edward Puk, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Cedar Rapids, Ia; St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia
Group Practice: Iowa Eye Ctr

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Dr.RICHARD ALLEN
(319) 356-2590
1136 H Avenue Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Clifford A Hendricks Jr, MD
(319) 365-6946
1136 H Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1957

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Steven James Jacobs, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Cedar Rapids, Ia; St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia
Group Practice: Iowa Eye Ctr

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Clifford A Hendricks, MD
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Iowa
Graduation Year: 1957

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Richard Allan Stangler, MD
(319) 362-9855
1136 H Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1987

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David Brian Muller, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1990

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Clifford A Hendricks, MD
(319) 365-6946
1136 H Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1957

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Alexander G Smith III, MD
(319) 362-3937
1650 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Cedar Rapids, Ia; St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia
Group Practice: Iowa Eye Ctr

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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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