Corneal Transplant Surgery Los Angeles CA

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Gene S Han, MD
(213) 383-2431
3030 W Olympic Blvd Ste 220
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago
Graduation Year: 1984

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Edgar Lee Thomas, MD
(213) 483-8810
1127 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1620
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Persian (Farsi), Spanish, Tagalog, Korean, Russian
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hosp, Los Angeles, Ca; Cedars Sinai Med Ctr, W Hollywood, Ca
Group Practice: Pacific Eye Institute; Queen Of Angels Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center; Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group

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Jeffrey Merrick Sage, DO
(213) 250-5333
1127 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1600
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1989

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Yong Jai Kim, MD
201 S Alvarado St Ste 325
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1962

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Walter Curtis Roberts, MD
(213) 483-2416
201 S Alvarado St Ste 406
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1973

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Denis Norman Thompson, MD
(213) 977-1184
1245 Wilshire Blvd Ste 606
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1968

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Alexandros K Charonis, MD
1450 San Pablo St,
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens, Fac Med, Sch Of Hlth Sci, Nat'L & Kapodistrian, Athens
Graduation Year: 1997

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Joseph Y Lee, MD
(213) 384-5222
3920 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1994

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Ron Paul Gallemore, MD
(213) 483-8810
1127 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1620
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1992

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David Stuart Boyer, MD
(213) 483-8810
1127 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1620
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hosp, Los Angeles, Ca
Group Practice: Queen Of Angels Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center; Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group

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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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