Corneal Transplant Surgery Gardnerville NV

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Michael John Fischer, MD
(702) 882-3515
PO Box 2043
Carson City, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Carson Tahoe Hosp, Carson City, Nv
Group Practice: Nevada Eye Foundation

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Thomas Garrido OD
Lake Tahoe Eye Care
(530) 541-2030
2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd # 2
South Lake Tahoe, CA
 
Bruce Charles Daugherty, MD
(530) 541-2318
PO Box 7529
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Barton Mem Hosp, S Lake Tahoe, Ca; Tahoe Forest Hosp Dist, Truckee, Ca

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Gregory Gene Eyre
(530) 543-5691
2170 South Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Specialty
General Surgery

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Gregory Earl Ginn, MD
(916) 541-2955
2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1985

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H Robert Dykes OD
Lake Tahoe Eye Care
(530) 544-2020
854 Emerald Bay Rd # C
South Lake Tahoe, CA
 
Kevin Deeda Halow, MD
(707) 423-5180
2795 Fuller Ave
Minden, NV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1990

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Frederick L Hilgert, MD FACS
PO Box 14306
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago
Graduation Year: 1945

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Bruce Charles Daugherty
(530) 541-2318
2158 Jean Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Specialty
General Surgery

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Gregory Gene Eyre, MD
1090 3rd St Ste 1
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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