Corneal Transplant Surgery Fort Dodge IA

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Eric William Bligard, MD
(515) 576-7777
804 Kenyon Rd Ste 100
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.ERIC BLIGARD
(515) 576-7777
804 Kenyon Rd # 100
Fort Dodge, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Daniel Reedy OD
(515) 332-2020
Po Box 233
Humboldt, IA
 
Dan P Warlick
(515) 574-6865
804 Kenyon Rd
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialty
General Surgery

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Dan Patrick Warlick, MD
(505) 574-6865
2614 Woodland Dr
Fort Dodge, IA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Trinity Reg Hosp, Fort Dodge, Ia
Group Practice: Trimark Physicians Group

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Gregory Allen Olson, MD
(515) 576-7777
Deerwood Estates 2001 Nicole
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1968

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Wesley Seaver OD
(515) 576-1261
Po Box 1016
Fort Dodge, IA
 
C S Rock OD
Humboldt Eye Clinic
(515) 352-3881
Po Box 102
Gowrie, IA
 
Herbert H Kersten, MD FACS
(515) 516-5716
730 Wraywood Dr
Fort Dodge, IA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Iowa
Graduation Year: 1943

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Mark Francis Berry, MD
800 Kenyon Rd
Fort Dodge, IA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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