Corneal Transplant Surgery Grand Island NE

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Lori Ann Harkins, MD
(308) 384-9148
830 N Alpha St
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Med Ctr, Grand Island, Ne; Kearney County Health Services, Minden, Ne
Group Practice: Grand Island Eye Assoc

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Robert Stephen Proffitt, MD
(308) 382-1781
711 N Custer Ave
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.Lori Harkins
(308) 384-9148
830 North Alpha Street
Grand Island, NE
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: St Francis Med Ctr, Grand Island, Ne
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Michele Trumler Gleason, MD
(308) 381-4733
Wood River, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1993

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Gary Pedersen
Lens Crafters
(308) 382-2756
723 N Custer Ave
Grand Island, NE
 
Julie Patricia Janky, MD
(308) 381-4733
611 N Diers Ave Ste 2
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.Robert Proffitt
(308) 382-1781
711 North Custer Avenue
Grand Island, NE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Michele L Gleason, MD
(308) 381-4733
611 N Diers Ave Ste 2
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Med Sch
Graduation Year: 1993

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Robert Proffitt MD
Proffitt Eye Assoc
(308) 382-1781
711 N Custer Ave
Grand Island, NE
 
Lenscrafters - Conestoga Mall
(308) 646-0190
3404 West 13Th Street #105
Grand Island, NE

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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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