Corneal Transplant Surgery Corvallis OR

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Sandra Jean Hufsmith, MD
2294 NW Kings Blvd
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1978

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Douglas Randall Wolfe, MD
(541) 752-4622
330 NW Elks Dr Ste A
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1974

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Alan Lucien Chaimov, MD
(541) 754-1271
444 NW Elks Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1954

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Darrell Eugene Genstler, MD
(541) 928-1666
2700 14th Ave SE
Albany, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1977

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Bruce William Madsen, MD
(210) 567-8400
2715 Willetta St SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1999

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Frank Thomas Shotton, MD FACS
2598 NW Acey Way
Corvallis, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Virginia
Graduation Year: 1969

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Sally Ruth Byrd, MD
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dan Gradin, MD
2715 Willetta St SW Ste B
Albany, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Lees, MD
(541) 926-5848
2715 Willetta St SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1965

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D Randall Wolfe MD
Corvallis Ophthalmology
(541) 752-4622
330 Nw Elks Dr # A
Corvallis, OR
 
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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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