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Clifton Stever Slade, MD
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1986

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Richard P Cannon, MD
(719) 447-1707
PO Box 38550
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Texas Tech Univ Hsc
Graduation Year: 2003

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Robert Cheek Gardner, MD
(719) 471-2020
525 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1966

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Jim K Luu, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1996

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Christian Neal Jepson, MD
525 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1959

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Mark Edward Reynolds, MD
(860) 446-8571
20 Watch Hill Dr Apt D
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Steven H. Dewey
(719) 538-2936
2 South Cascade Avenue #140
Colorado Springs, CO
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Steven Henry Dewey, MD
(719) 226-8391
209 S Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Mark Chittum
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr # 301
Colorado Springs, CO
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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John Russell Wright, DO
(719) 634-2001
485 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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