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Shaun Stewart Shafer, MD
204 McCollum St
Laramie, WY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1991

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Gary Poteet OD
Family Vision Ctr
(307) 742-2020
1601 Barratt St
Laramie, WY
 
Laurence W Greene, MD FACS
(307) 745-7364
1071 Bonita Dr
Laramie, WY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Colorado
Graduation Year: 1947

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Tom Allen Nachtigal, MD
(307) 745-8442
3125 E Grand Ave
Laramie, WY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1985

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Tom A Nachtigal
(307) 745-8442
3125 E Grand Ave
Laramie, WY
Specialty
General Surgery

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Sue Lowe OD
Snowy Range Vision Ctr
(307) 742-2020
405 S 30Th St
Laramie, WY
 
Susanne Levene, MD
Laramie, WY
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1993

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Thomas A Bienz
(307) 745-8851
1909 Vista Dr
Laramie, WY
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Robert J Curnow
(307) 745-8851
1909 Vista Dr
Laramie, WY
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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George Steiner Haight III, MD
(307) 745-9099
204 McCollum St Ste 101
Laramie, WY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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