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Vicki Lee Coulter, MD
(303) 279-6600
13772 Denver West Pkwy
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1989

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Larry William Kreider, MD
(303) 279-6600
13772 Denver West Parkway S-100/Bldg 55
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1968

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Kevin Herbert Cuevas, MD
(303) 384-3700
14142 Denver West Pkwy Bldg 51 Ste 285
Lakewood, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1993

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Todd Lawrence Maus, MD
(303) 279-6600
13772 Denver West Pkwy Ste 100 Bldg 55
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1995

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Melinda C O'Rourke, MD
(303) 426-4810
4855 Ward Rd Ste 500
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1984

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Jan Harris Stahl, MD
(303) 279-6600
13772 Denver West Pkwy Ste 100 Denver Eye Surg Bld
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1987

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James Merrill Hersey, MD
13772 Denver West Pkwy
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1957

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Delvin Louis Zopf, MD
(303) 279-6600
13772 Denver West Parkway Building 55/Suite 100
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1960

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Lawrence Charles Klein, MD
(402) 391-1100
4680 Easley Rd
Golden, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1963

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Anna Steele, MD
(303) 456-9456
4875 Ward Rd Ste 600
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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