Corneal Transplant Surgery Kalispell MT

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Mark Crapo Remington, MD
(406) 752-8825
160 Heritage Way 2 Medicine Bldg
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jerry Meislik, MD
(406) 752-8825
160 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1971

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Roger Alfred Barth, MD
(406) 752-8825
160 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jerry Meislik MD
Glacier Eye Clinic
(406) 752-8825
Po Box 7693
Kalispell, MT
 
Roch Richard Boyer, MD
(406) 752-5000
1273 Burns Way
Kalispell, MT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1986

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Harry Coe Gibson, MD
(406) 752-8825
160 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1957

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Steve Wilfred Weber, MD
(406) 756-6359
160 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1969

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Joe Glickman Jr, MD
PO Box 1613
Whitefish, MT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1973

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Mark Remington MD
Glacier Eye Clinic
(406) 752-8825
Po Box 7693
Kalispell, MT
 
Susan Louise Schappacher, MD
Kalispell, MT
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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