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Irene Olijnyk, MD
(303) 772-3300
1400 Dry Creek Dr
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dale Sherwood Johnson, MD
(303) 772-3611
1319 Vivian St
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1970

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Morris Edward Tilden, MD
(303) 772-3300
1400 Dry Creek Dr
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Boulder Comm Hosp, Boulder, Co; Longmont United Hosp, Longmont, Co
Group Practice: Eye Care Ctr-Northern Colorado

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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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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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William Logan Benedict, MD
(303) 772-3300
1446 Hover St Ste 1
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Boulder Comm Hosp, Boulder, Co; Longmont United Hosp, Longmont, Co; Estes Park Med Ctr, Estes Park, Co
Group Practice: Eye Care Ctr Of Northern CO

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Dr.Matthew Ehrlich
(303) 485-1516
1332 Vivian Street
Longmont, CO
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Terry Eugene Robinson, MD
(303) 272-3611
1319 Vivian St
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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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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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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