Corneal Transplant Surgery Detroit Lakes MN

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James R Spenningsby, MD
(218) 847-0395
1131 Jackson Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1973

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James Allan Collinge, MD
(218) 847-3181
PO Box 727
Detroit Lakes, MN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1963

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Mitchell B Goldstein, MD
(218) 846-2000
1245 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1990

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Mitchell B Goldstein
(218) 846-2000
1245 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
Specialty
General Surgery

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Stephen Arnold Stromstad, MD
(701) 235-2251
13020 Red Elm Rdg
Audubon, MN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Meritcare Med Ctr, Fargo, Nd
Group Practice: Meritcare Medical Group

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Jeff Mackner OD
Lakes Family Eyecare Inc
(218) 863-7061
10 N Broadway
Pelican Rapids, MN
 
Dr.KHALED ZREIK
(218) 844-2300
125 Frazee Street East
Detroit Lakes, MN
Gender
M
Speciality
Surgeon (General)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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George A Portilla
(218) 844-2300
125 Frazee St E
Detroit Lakes, MN
Specialty
General Surgery

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George Alfred Portilla, MD
(218) 847-3181
125 Frazee St E
Detroit Lakes, MN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1978

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Richard Shepard, MD FACS
RR 2 Box 381
Perham, MN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Minnesota
Graduation Year: 1955

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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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