Corneal Transplant Surgery Los Lunas NM

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Silmon Laird Biggs, MD
(208) 234-2890
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1966

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William Wieland OD
(505) 462-7777
3436 Isleta Blvd Sw
Albuquerque, NM
 
Lorene S Valdez Boyle, MD
800 Paseo Bueno Ct SW
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1999

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Frank G Hesse, MD FACS
(505) 265-3031
PO Box 9528
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: State Univ(syracuse)
Graduation Year: 1954

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Thomas Joseph Carlow, MD
(505) 883-6800
101 Hospital Loop NE Ste 103
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1966

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Donald Leach OD
(505) 865-4812
Po Box 129
Los Lunas, NM
 
Mario Gonzales OD
Presbyterian Medical Group
(505) 243-4066
1414 Bridge Blvd Sw
Albuquerque, NM
 
Jean Evelyn Wright, MD
(505) 262-7281
3621 Camino Alameda SW
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1970

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Venkateswar Mootha, MD
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1993

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Michael Scott Seligson, MD
(505) 982-5716
465 Saint Michaels Dr Ste 205
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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