Corneal Transplant Surgery Great Falls MT

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Thomas Harold Matsko, MD
(406) 761-6520
2800 11th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1985

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David Anthony Boes, MD
(406) 771-3490
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1989

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Daniel John Karr, MD
(406) 454-2171
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1978

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Mark Francis Ozog, MD
(406) 453-1613
1417 9th St S Ste 100
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Benefis Hosp West, Great Falls, Mt
Group Practice: Ullman Opticians Inc

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Gerald Meguire OD
Eye Clinic Of Great Falls
(406) 761-7741
Po Box 2209
Great Falls, MT
 
Eugene Gary Petersen, MD
1300 28th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968

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Robert Merle Skinner, MD
(406) 454-1152
1300 28th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Benefis Hosp Center -East Cam, Great Falls, Mt
Group Practice: Great Falls Clinic Ophthalmology

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Russell Leon Edwin, MD
(406) 452-7764
1300 28th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1954

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Mark Ozog MD
Ozog Eye Care & Laser Ctr
(406) 453-1613
1417 9Th St S # 100
Great Falls, MT
 
Lenscrafters - Holiday Village Mall
(406) 564-1638
1200 Tenth Ave S Ste#25
Great Falls, MT

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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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