Corneal Transplant Surgery Independence MO

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Joel Martin Leibsohn, MD
(816) 836-8166
1515 W Truman Rd
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1971

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Melissa Cable, MD
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Mission Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks
Group Practice: Discover Vision Ctr

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Dr.JEAN HAUSHEER
(913) 261-2020
4741 South Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
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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Harry Clay Cundiff, MD
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1974

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Steven Marc Silverstein, MD
(816) 358-3600
4240 Blue Ridge Blvd Ste 1000
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Independence Regional Health C, Independence, Mo; Medical Center Of Independence, Independence, Mo
Group Practice: Hunkeler Eye Ctr

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John R W Taylor, MD
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1976

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Doug Orval Dehning, MD
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1982

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Francis Anthony Cipolla, DO
(816) 461-4544
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1962

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Carl Neill Stout, MD
(816) 478-1230
4741 S Cochise Dr
Independence, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1970

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Norman G Mc Carthy, DO
6300 Enterprise Rd Ste 110
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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