Corneal Transplant Surgery Mercer Island WA

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Eva Gociar Zemplenyi, MD
(206) 326-3127
6188 92nd Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1983

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Eugene Joseph Iwanyk, MD
Mercer Island, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1986

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Donald Munbun Lum, MD
(206) 326-3135
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1982

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James Joseph McMillan, MD
(425) 454-1772
1920 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kent La Mar Bassett, MD
(425) 454-7912
1300 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1979

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Steven Paul Smith, MD
Mercer Island, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1980

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Fredric Arlen Stern, MD
(425) 455-9100
1370 116th Ave NE Ste 102
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1981

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Charles David Birnbach, MD
(425) 576-0225
2821 Northup Way Ste 200
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1992

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J Terrence Coyle, MD
(425) 454-7912
1300 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Overlake Hosp Med Ctr, Bellevue, Wa
Group Practice: Eye Clinic Of Bellevue

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Howard S Barnebey, MD
(425) 454-3937
1920 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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