Corneal Transplant Surgery Great Bend KS

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Perry Newell Schuetz, MD
(620) 793-8414
PO Box A 1422 Polk St
Great Bend, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.Perry Schuetz
(620) 793-8414
1422 Polk Street
Great Bend, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Tyler Schremmer OD
Gray & Kessen
(620) 653-2749
801 N Pine St
Hoisington, KS
 
William Morell Slater, MD
(620) 792-3777
1400 Polk St
Great Bend, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1982

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William M Slater
(620) 792-3777
1400 Polk St
Great Bend, KS
Specialty
General Surgery

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Donald Ewing Beahm, MD
(620) 792-3626
3923 Broadway Ave
Great Bend, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Central Kansas Med Ctr, Great Bend, Ks; Clara Barton Hosp, Hoisington, Ks
Group Practice: Beahm Eye Ctr

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Douglas Ayre OD
(620) 792-3535
1516 Main St
Great Bend, KS
 
Amanda M McSweeney
(620) 792-6699
3515 Broadway Ave
Great Bend, KS
Specialty
General Surgery

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Merlin Gene Kirby, MD
(316) 792-1227
3520 Lakin Ave
Great Bend, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1956

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Marjorie Marie Beebe, MD
(620) 792-3777
1400 Polk St
Great Bend, KS
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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