Corneal Transplant Surgery Fort Collins CO

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Andrew Michael Norris, MD
(970) 224-2020
2121 E Harmony Rd Unit 190
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.CHET REISTAD
(970) 221-2222
1725 East Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO
Gender
M
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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Patrick David Arnold, MD
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1994

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Chet Erik Reistad, MD
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1998
Hospital
Hospital: William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi

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Randall William Smith, MD
(970) 221-2222
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Patrick Arnold
(970) 221-2222
1725 East Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Eye Center Of Northern Colorado
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Dr.Karl Olsen
(970) 221-2222
1725 East Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William Wilson Stevens III, MD
(970) 221-2222
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1971

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Kent Roy Crews, MD
(970) 221-2222
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1992

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Gerald Martin Olsen, MD
(970) 221-2222
1725 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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