Corneal Transplant Surgery Englewood CO

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Gary A Jamell, MD
3601 S Clarkson St
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1991

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Paul Ezio Cutarelli, MD
(303) 694-2191
4875 S Monaco St Apt 201
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1991

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Richard Kelmenson, MD
(303) 781-4008
3601 S Clarkson St Clarkson Med Bldg/Ste 120
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1977

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Abdulfatah Mohamed Ali, MD
(317) 844-5530
950 E Harvard Ave Ste 350
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1997

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Stephen Timothy Petty, MD
(303) 778-1910
850 E Harvard Ave Ste 155
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Denver Health Med Ctr, Denver, Co; Porter Adventist Hosp, Denver, Co

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Steven Francis Podgorski, MD
(303) 761-9944
601 E Hampden Ave Ste 490
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1978

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Herbert Joseph Simons, MD
(303) 770-7100
3545 S Tamarac Dr Ste 170
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1965

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Jon Gordon Dishler, MD
(303) 793-3000
8400 E Prentice Ave Ste 1200
Greenwood Village, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1978

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Gordon D Frank, MD
(214) 363-1865
7951 E Maplewood Ave
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1952

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John David Zilis, MD
(303) 778-1910
850 E Harvard Ave Ste 155
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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