Corneal Transplant Surgery Lafayette CO

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Joel Stuart Meyers, MD
(303) 772-3300
300 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Boulder Comm Hosp, Boulder, Co; Longmont United Hosp, Longmont, Co
Group Practice: Aesthetic/Laser Plastic

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Gina H Kim, MD
300 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1999

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Mary Beth Lansing, MD
(303) 666-1800
90 Health Park Dr Ste 100
Louisville, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Brian Nichols
(303) 444-3000
4745 Arapahoe Ave # 100
Boulder, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.9, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Craig Franklin Beyer, DO
1810 30th St
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1984

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David Litoff, MD
(303) 457-6117
1580 Northfield Ln
Lafayette, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Mary Lansing
(303) 666-1800
90 Health Park Dr # 100
Louisville, CO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Christopher Gelston
(941) 925-8888
Cross Richard OD, 5305 Spine Rd Ste B
Boulder, CO
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Brian Eugene Nichols, MD
(303) 444-3000
4745 Arapahoe Ave Ste 100
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1995

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John Farber Kloor, MD
(303) 440-2752
580 Mohawk Dr
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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