Corneal Transplant Surgery Grand Junction CO

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Randy Jay Rottman, MD
(970) 242-8812
1120 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1985

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Deborah S Lenahan, MD
(970) 243-9000
1000 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1978

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Allen Michael Grey, MD
(970) 242-8811
1120 Wellington Ave Ste 107
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Saml Hanna, MD
(970) 256-0400
425 Patterson Rd Ste 405
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hosp And Med Ctr, Grand Jct, Co
Group Practice: Western CO Ophthalmological

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Walter Javus Hoffman, MD
(561) 964-0707
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: J F K Med Ctr, Atlantis, Fl
Group Practice: Visual Health & Surgery Center Inc

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Gregory Erik Kellam, MD
(970) 243-9000
1000 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1995

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John Gerard Oster, MD
(970) 245-5678
1306 E Sherwood Dr
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jerry Otis Bush, MD
(970) 243-9000
1000 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1980

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William Jean Waterhouse, MD
2764 Compass Dr Ste 107
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1984

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George Tull OD
(970) 243-7150
2232 N 7Th St # 10
Grand Junction, CO
 
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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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