Corneal Transplant Surgery Mcminnville OR

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Dr.DAVID HAYES
(503) 472-4688
235 SE Norton Ln # A
Mcminnville, OR
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Leta B Gehrsitz, MD
McMinnville, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1953

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Richard E Markley, MD
McMinnville, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1942

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Paul G Jahnke, MD FACS
1201 Fulton St
Newberg, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Iowa
Graduation Year: 1962

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Grant Lindquist MD
Oregon Eye Specialists
(503) 538-1341
434 Villa Rd
Newberg, OR
 
Dustin Michael Heringer, MD
McMinnville, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 2001

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Michael Scott Passo, MD
(503) 472-4688
235 SE Norton Ln
McMinnville, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Williamette Valley Med Ctr, McMinnville, Or; Samaritan North Lincoln Hosp, Lincoln City, Or
Group Practice: Eye Clinic

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Nicholas Peter Grinich, MD
(503) 472-4688
235 SE Norton Ln Ste A
McMinnville, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jonathan David Jahnke, MD
(503) 538-2010
307 E Hancock St
Newberg, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1983

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W David Larson MD
Oregon Eye Specialists
(503) 538-1341
434 Villa Rd
Newberg, OR
 
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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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