Corneal Transplant Surgery Garden City KS

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William Stephen Clifford, MD
(620) 275-7248
310 E Walnut St Ste 101
Garden City, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: St Catherine Hosp, Garden City, Ks
Group Practice: Fry Eye Assoc

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Gloria Hopkins MD
Fry Eye Assoc
(620) 275-7248
310 E Walnut St # 101
Garden City, KS
 
Joanne Dorothy Rink
(620) 275-3740
311 E Spruce St
Garden City, KS
Specialty
General Surgery

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Lauren Albert Welch, MD
1402 E Hackberry St
Garden City, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1971

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Zeferino J Arroyo, MD
(620) 275-3700
311 E Spruce St
Garden City, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: St Catherine Hosp, Garden City, Ks
Group Practice: Garden Medical Clinic

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Luther Lee Fry, MD
(620) 275-7248
310 E Walnut St
Garden City, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: St Catherine Hosp, Garden City, Ks
Group Practice: Fry Eye Assoc

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George Hopkins OD
Johannes Family Eye Care
(620) 275-5375
2508 Caseys Dr
Garden City, KS
 
Joanne D Rink, MD
(620) 275-3700
311 E Spruce St
Garden City, KS
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1997

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Zeferino J Arroyo
(620) 275-3740
311 E Spruce
Garden City, KS
Specialty
General Surgery

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William Reichart Beck, MD
(316) 283-2800
700 Medical Center Dr Ste 210
Newton, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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