Corneal Transplant Surgery Fairbanks AK

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Dr.Ronald Zamber
(907) 456-7760
1919 Lathrop St # 103
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.9, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Ronald Wayne Zamber, MD
(907) 456-7760
1919 Lathrop St Ste 103
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1988

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Alfred De Ramus, MD
(907) 479-0852
4001 Geist Rd Ste 9
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Fairbanks Mem Hosp/Denali Ctr, Fairbanks, Ak

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Ronald Zamber MD
Eye Clinic Of Fairbanks
(907) 456-7706
1001 Noble St # 410
Fairbanks, AK
 
Jon D Boyum
(907) 353-5418
1060 Gaffney Rd # 7440
Ft Wainwright, AK
Specialty
General Surgery

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Dr.Samuel McConkey
(907) 456-4822
1521 Stacia Street
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Alfred Deramus
(907) 479-0852
4001 Geist Rd # 9
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Patricia Hedges-Gajdos
(907) 452-2024
1867 Airport Way # 100
Fairbanks, AK
 
Barbara Keys OD
(907) 479-4700
4001 Geist Rd # 7
Fairbanks, AK
 
Rory J Howard
(907) 353-5418
1060 Gaffney Rd # 7440
Ft Wainwright, AK
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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