Corneal Transplant Surgery Forest Grove OR

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Ralph Franklin Helzerman, MD
(503) 640-3708
512 E Main St
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr.Mary Defrank
(503) 640-3708
512 East Main Street
Hillsboro, OR
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Tuality Community Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Timothy Lee Gard, MD
(503) 640-3708
512 E Main St
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1988

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Mary Patricia Defrank, MD
(503) 640-3708
512 E Main St
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1990

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James Mark Cech, MD
(503) 642-2505
18345 SW Alexander St
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1982

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Paul Ernest Finley, MD
(503) 640-3708
512 E Main St
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1992

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Lee H Peterson, MD
(503) 640-3708
512 E Main St
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1965

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Darell Roy Lumaco, MD
(503) 640-3708
512 E Main St
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1972

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Stephen J Alexander, MD
17600 SW Alexander St
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1941

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Dr.Timothy Denman
(503) 244-1232
18345 Southwest Alexander Street
Beaverton, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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