» » ยป

Corneal Transplant Surgery Juneau AK

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Corneal Transplant Surgery. You will find informative articles about Corneal Transplant Surgery, including "Corneal Transplant Eye Surgery". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Juneau, AK that can help answer your questions about Corneal Transplant Surgery.

Robert Alan Breffeilh, MD
(907) 247-4000
3268 Hospital Dr Ste A
Juneau, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided By:
Allan G Schlicht
(907) 789-1277
2221 Jordan Ave
Juneau, AK
Specialty
General Surgery

Data Provided By:
William Morris Palmer, MD
(907) 586-1895
3268 Hospital Dr Ste E
Juneau, AK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Bartlett Reg Hosp, Juneau, Ak

Data Provided By:
David Allen Miller, MD
(907) 586-4126
3268 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided By:
Dr.Charles Schultz
(907) 586-9586
1600 Glacier Avenue
Juneau, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Oral Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Gordon Rex Preecs, MD
(907) 586-2700
3268 Hospital Dr Ste A
Juneau, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Bartlett Reg Hosp, Juneau, Ak
Group Practice: Tongass Regional Eye Clinic

Data Provided By:
Allan George Schlicht, MD
(907) 789-1277
2221 Jordan Ave
Juneau, AK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Bartlett Reg Hosp, Juneau, Ak

Data Provided By:
Gary Russell Hedges, MD
(907) 586-6050
PO Box 211333
Auke Bay, AK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Bartlett Reg Hosp, Juneau, Ak

Data Provided By:
William M Palmer
(907) 586-1895
3268 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
Specialty
General Surgery

Data Provided By:
David Allen Miller , MD
Bartlett Regional Hospital
Juneau, AK
Specialty
GENERAL SURGERY
Education
University Of Kansas School Of Medicine

Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Eyes-and-Vision.com


Copyright 2006-2010 Vision Health