Corneal Transplant Surgery Colorado Springs CO

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Jim K Luu, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jonathan Gerald Williams, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1994

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Ingrid A Carlson, MD
(719) 577-4100
616 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Carl Wetzig
(719) 632-3547
616 South Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Ron Pelton
(719) 329-0040
455 E Pikes Peak Ave # 309
Colorado Springs, CO
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M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of Colorado Spri, Colorado Spgs, Co
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.Mark Chittum
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr # 301
Colorado Springs, CO
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Mark Edwin Chittum, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1982

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Christian Neal Jepson, MD
525 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1959

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Robert Cheek Gardner, MD
(719) 471-2020
525 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1966

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Steven Henry Dewey, MD
(719) 226-8391
209 S Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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