Corneal Transplant Surgery Las Cruces NM

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Edward Victor Hernandez, MD
(505) 521-1158
2030 S Solano Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1993

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Richard Wayne Lazaro, MD
(505) 522-7676
1131 Mall Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm
Group Practice: Lazaro Eye Clinic & Surgical

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Michael Matthews OD
(505) 522-6885
2926 Hillrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM
 
Jerome P Pucelik, MD FACS
(505) 526-8766
3000 Karen Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton
Graduation Year: 1958

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Charles David Collins
(575) 532-0880
2525 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Robert L Villalobos Jr, MD
(505) 521-1158
2030 S Solano Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Ciudad Juarez, Esc De Med, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Graduation Year: 1980

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Jon Roger Hall, MD
(505) 522-3393
755 S Telshor Blvd Ste 101C
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1968

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Roy Levit MD
Southwest Retina Consultants
(505) 522-4774
1733 Weston Brent Ln # B
El Paso, TX
 
John Michael Ramirez, MD
(505) 522-0329
4351 E Lohman Ave Ste 402
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1980

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Michael Paul Keller
(505) 522-5955
3900 E Lohman
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
General Surgery, Vascular 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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