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Jeffrey Ross Weis, MD
North Shore Bank Place South
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1996

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Robert William Hollenhorst Jr, MD
(218) 720-3553
5007 Matterhorn Dr
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1974

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Upali Aturaliya, MD
5007 Matterhorn Dr
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Colombo, Fac Of Med, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Graduation Year: 1959

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Peter Saml Austin, MD
(218) 722-6655
800 Medical Arts Building
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1974

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John Edward Power Jr, MD
915 E 1st St
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1947

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Susan Jane Relf, MD
(218) 720-3553
5007 Matterhorn Dr
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Miller-Dwan Med Ctr, Duluth, Mn
Group Practice: Duluth Clinic

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Kevin William Treacy, MD
(218) 722-6655
4884 Miller Trunk Hwy
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Cloquet Comm Mem Hosp, Cloquet, Mn; St Lukes Hospital, Duluth, Mn
Group Practice: Austin & Treacy

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Daniel Ludvic Maryland, MD
(218) 722-5871
332 E Central Entrance
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Hospital, Duluth, Mn; St Marys Hospital Of Superior, Superior, Wi

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Daniel Nickolas Skorich, MD
(218) 786-3937
400 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1978

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Sarah Hildegard Elsing, MD
(218) 786-3937
400 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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