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John Martin Parkinson, MD
(970) 259-2202
575 Rivergate Unit 212
Durango, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Durango, Co
Group Practice: Four Corners Eye Clinic

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Eugene Norman Stern, MD
(970) 385-8554
Durango, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1968

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David William Bishop, MD
(970) 259-2202
Four Corners Eye Clinic 1910 Main Ave Unit B
Durango, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1958

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John Petty MD
Alpine Eye Clinic
(970) 385-1583
1165 S Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO
 
Karl H Brenner Jr, MD
(704) 732-9906
Durango, CO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1960

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Eric Campbell Meyer, MD
(970) 259-2202
575 Rivergate Unit 212
Durango, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Durango, Co
Group Practice: Four Corners Eye Clinic

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Fred Whitehurst, DO
9907 County Road 250
Durango, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1972

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John Parkinson MD
Four Corners Eye Clinic
(970) 259-2202
1910 Main Ave # B
Durango, CO
 
Robert C Desko
(970) 247-4448
1 Mercado St
Durango, CO
Specialty
General Surgery

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Mark E Stern
(970) 247-4448
1 Mercado St
Durango, CO
Specialty
General Surgery

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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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