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Peter Frederick Petersen, MD
(208) 888-0005
3090 E Gentry Way Ste 120
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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Dr.SCOTT SIMPSON
(208) 855-5950
3715 E Overland Rd # 250
Meridian, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Lawrence D Anderson, MD
(208) 344-7944
8955 W Hackamore Dr
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1974

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James Richard Swartley, MD
(208) 342-2706
222 N 2nd St Ste 215
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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Robert L Fulwyler, MD FACS
(208) 378-2826
863 Chardie Rd
Boise, ID
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oregon
Graduation Year: 1961

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Mark Robert Miller, MD
(208) 706-2020
520 S Eagle Rd Ste 2203
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Intermountain Eye Clinic

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Dr.Lawrence Anderson
(208) 344-7944
8955 West Hackamore Drive
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Kathryn M Fethke, MD
(208) 888-0005
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1996

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Mark J Boerner, MD
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Texas - San Antonio
Graduation Year: 1988

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John Reed Sonntag, MD
(208) 377-3937
5680 Gage St
Boise, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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