Corneal Transplant Surgery Des Moines IA

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Mearl Lloyd Campbell, MD
(925) 447-3262
3000 Grand Ave Apt 1015
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1959

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George Brian Clavenna, DO
(515) 271-1732
3200 Grand Ave Ste 815
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.JAMES LAWLER
411 Laurel St # 2225
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Joseph Morris Farber, MD
(515) 247-8400
411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1963

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Chris Kerr Den Ouden, DO
(515) 266-5353
1300 Des Moines St Ste 103
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1976

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James Jos Mc Callum, MD
(317) 872-1121
411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1969

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Charles L Updegraff Jr, DO
1119 73rd St
Windsor Heights, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1951

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Chanda Griessel Shelman, MD
310083 PO Box
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1997

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Barbara Ellen Evans, MD
(515) 281-0902
400 Locust St Ste 230
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1987

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Michael James Versackas, MD
(515) 243-1580
1212 Pleasant St Ste 202
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Mercy Medical Center Administration Office

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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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