Corneal Transplant Surgery Grand Forks ND

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Norman Ted Byers, MD
(701) 780-6432
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, American Sign
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Altru Hosp, Grand Forks, Nd
Group Practice: Altru Clinic

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Manuel Javier Mariano, MD
(701) 780-6000
PO Box 6003
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Altru Hosp, Grand Forks, Nd
Group Practice: Altru Clinic

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Ronald J Brockman, MD
(701) 780-6275
1307 8th Ave NE
Thompson, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1982

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Kari Torkelson OD
(701) 746-6745
2551 32Nd Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
 
Ross Gonitzkte
North Dakota Eye Clinic
(701) 775-3151
3035 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
 
Gerald Neufeld Gaul, MD
(701) 775-3151
3035 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1985

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Gary Leroy Karlstad, MD
(701) 775-3151
3035 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1972

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David Solseng OD
Altru Clinic
(701) 775-3135
2200 S Washington St
Grand Forks, ND
 
Greg Gerloff OD
Coles Optometry Ltd
(701) 780-6447
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
 
William Fitzgerald Kendall, MD
3624 Landeco Ln Apt 34
Grand Forks, ND
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Michigan State
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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