Corneal Transplant Surgery Fort Morgan CO

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Robert Charles Gross, DO
(505) 546-5444
1000 Lincoln St
Fort Morgan, CO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1993

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Lawrence Schoelkopf, MD
(970) 867-5350
1011 Lincoln St
Fort Morgan, CO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1986

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Lawrence Schoelkopf
(970) 867-5350
1000 Lincoln St
Fort Morgan, CO
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General Surgery

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Kevin David Brady, MD
(303) 831-7419
2005 Franklin Street/Bldg 1 Midtown Med Ctr/Suite
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Denver, Co; Porter Adventist Hosp, Denver, Co; Presbyterian -St Lukes Med Ct, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Retinal Consultants-CO

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Richard Alan Levinson, MD
4545 E 9th Ave Ste 270
Denver, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1975

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Thomas L Bryant
(970) 867-5350
1000 Lincoln St
Fort Morgan, CO
Specialty
General Surgery

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Thomas Lavern Bryant, MD
(970) 867-5350
1011 Lincoln St
Fort Morgan, CO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1979

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Donald D Bode, MD
(719) 630-3937
700 Main St
Canon City, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1974

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James Benj Fowler, MD
(719) 546-3937
1903 Bonforte Blvd
Pueblo, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1966

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Christopher M Barone, MD
Salida, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
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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