Corneal Transplant Surgery Los Alamos NM

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Donna Goad, MD
PO Box 697
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Graduation Year: 1983

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Gary Puro MD
Eye Care For New Mexico
(505) 588-7689
110 N Coronado Ave
Espanola, NM
 
Stephen Walker OD
Buena Vista Eye Care Ctr
(505) 438-3431
Po Box 29495
Santa Fe, NM
 
Richard J Massen, MD
3917 West Rd
Los Alamos, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1989

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W Van S Midgley, MD FACS
314 Potrillo Dr
Los Alamos, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia
Graduation Year: 1946

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Angela Rene Bratton, MD
(505) 983-6613
412 Paseo de Onate
Espanola, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

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Bruce Rael OD
Optical Shop
(505) 753-3633
810 N Riverside Dr # B
Espanola, NM
 
Billy Michael Jackson
(505) 662-4351
3917 West Rd
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
General Surgery

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Benjamin Materi Jackson, MD
(505) 662-6747
Los Alamos Med Ctr
Los Alamos, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 2000

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James Edward Parra, MD
3917 West Rd
Los Alamos, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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