Corneal Transplant Surgery Kalamazoo MI

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George C Whitaker, MD
(619) 343-0377
1535 Gull Rd Ste 120
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Borgess Med Ctr, Kalamazoo, Mi; Bronson Methodist Hosp, Kalamazoo, Mi
Group Practice: Midwest Eye Care

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James William Melluish, MD
(269) 343-1684
1052 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1965

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David Grant Dvorak, MD
(269) 671-4123
252 E Lovell St Ste 255
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Bronson Methodist Hosp, Kalamazoo, Mi

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Duva Jean Amberson, MD
1052 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1990

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Ronald Lee Vanderlugt, MD
(269) 383-1110
1717 Shaffer St Ste 207
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1982

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James Edward Haviland, MD
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 2000

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Jonathan Alan Rowe, MD
(269) 343-1684
1052 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1994

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Kurt Anthony Haller, MD
(616) 343-1684
1052 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1986

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John Craig Hendricks, MD
(616) 488-2626
601 John St Ste M-206B
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Borgess Med Ctr, Kalamazoo, Mi; Bronson Methodist Hosp, Kalamazoo, Mi
Group Practice: Healthcare Midwest Opthalmology; Healthcare Midwest Physical Therapy; Healthcare Midwest Surgery Center

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Joseph William Hosner, MD
(616) 373-3937
333 Turwill Ln
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Borgess Med Ctr, Kalamazoo, Mi; Bronson Methodist Hosp, Kalamazoo, Mi; South Haven Community Hospital, South Haven, Mi; Bronson Vicksburg Hosp, Vicksburg, Mi
Group Practice: Advanced Vision Care

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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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