Corneal Transplant Surgery Kailua Kona HI

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Susan Heidi Senft, MD
(808) 329-3937
75-1028 Henry St Ste 200
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1979

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Susan Senft MD
Island Eye Care
(808) 329-3937
75-1028 Henry St # 200
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Willard Chapin Johnson, MD
(508) 230-3691
78-6800 Alii Dr
Kailua Kona, HI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1964

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Stanley D Berliner, MD FACS
(808) 329-0729
75-967 Hiona St
Holualoa, HI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: State Univ(nyc)
Graduation Year: 1950

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Lawrence A Peebles, MD
(808) 323-3855
81-6623 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1975

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Robert Preston Young, MD
(808) 329-2010
75-167 Hualalai Rd Ste 102
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970

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Luis Perez MD
Eye Center Of Hawaii
(808) 887-6046
75-167 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Daryl H Kurozawa
(808) 334-4400
75-184 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
General Surgery

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Lawrence A Peebles
(808) 323-3855
81-6623 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI
Specialty
General Surgery

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Alistair William Bairos
(808) 323-8180
81-956 Halekii St
Kealakekua, HI
Specialty
General Surgery

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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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