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Robert L Kramm, MD
Denver, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Univ Miami
Graduation Year: 2003

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Arthur Gibson Starr, MD
1601 E 19th Ave Ste 4000
Denver, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1944

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Michael Scott Mc Cracken, MD
Colorado Laser Surgeons 55 Madison St
Denver, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1997

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Stephen Martin Farrar, MD
(817) 332-2020
1601 E 19th Ave Ste 4000
Denver, CO
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1989

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Denis Patrick Campbell, MD
(303) 861-6624
1056 E 19th Ave Ste B200
Denver, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1966

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Arlene V Drack, MD
(303) 860-4470
1056 E 19th Ave # B430
Denver, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1986

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Darren George Gregory, MD
(720) 848-2500
7926 E 28th Dr
Denver, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1995

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Rebecca Ernestine Sands, MD
(303) 860-4470
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1993

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CARL DWAYNE HANSON Jr, MD
(303) 863-1231
1601 E 19th Ave Ste 3450
Denver, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1981
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Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Denver, Co; Presbyterian -St Lukes Med Ct, Denver, Co

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Thomas Andrew Gardner, MD
Denver, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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