Corneal Transplant Surgery Dodge City KS

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Donald Eugene Tarwater, DO
(620) 227-1148
2020 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1979

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Travis Kinderknecht OD
(620) 227-8622
2010 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
 
Charles F McElhinney
(620) 227-1371
2020 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Specialty
General Surgery

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Alexander Baxter Neel, MD
(620) 225-7744
2300 N 14th Ave Ste 104
Dodge City, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Pratt Reg Med Ctr, Pratt, Ks; Western Plains Reg Hosp, Dodge City, Ks
Group Practice: Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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Charles F Mc Elhinney, MD
(316) 227-1571
2020 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Western Plains Reg Hosp, Dodge City, Ks
Group Practice: Dodge City Medical Ctr

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Lois Kessen OD
(620) 225-6500
100 Military Ave # 102
Dodge City, KS
 
Romeo Firmeza Arribas, MD
(620) 356-5400
Dodge City, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1967

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Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad, MD
(620) 227-1133
2020 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1971

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Mohammad Amawi, MD
(620) 227-1133
2020 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1971

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Southwest Kansas Urology Centers
(620) 225-3357
1206 W Frontview St # 203
Dodge City, KS

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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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