Corneal Transplant Surgery Mount Vernon WA

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Corneal Transplant Surgery. You will find informative articles about Corneal Transplant Surgery, including "Corneal Transplant Eye Surgery". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Mount Vernon, WA that can help answer your questions about Corneal Transplant Surgery.

Armin Asmus Arnold Mohr, MD
(360) 757-6091
17140 Dunbar Rd
Mount Vernon, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1962

Data Provided By:
David Macdonald Smith, MD
(206) 215-2020
16442 Country Club Dr
Burlington, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Swedish Med Ctr -Seattle, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Eye Associates Northwest

Data Provided By:
David Olsen Jesberg, MD
(360) 466-2805
597 Shelter Bay Dr
La Conner, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1954

Data Provided By:
John Danl Chambers, MD
(360) 293-2183
1213 24th St Ste 300
Anacortes, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Swedish, Finnish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Island Hospital, Anacortes, Wa; Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville, Wa; United Gen Hosp, Sedro Woolley, Wa
Group Practice: Island Eyewear

Data Provided By:
Kenneth Ronan Ellis, MD
(360) 293-2183
1213 24th St Ste 300
Anacortes, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1998

Data Provided By:
Clarence Dan Siapco, MD
(360) 416-6735
2100 Little Mountain Ln
Mount Vernon, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided By:
Nannette Estelle Crowell, MD
(360) 856-1202
2131 Hospital Dr
Sedro Woolley, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided By:
Steven Vincent Guzak Jr, MD
(206) 215-2020
1916 Hospital Dr #C
Sedro Woolley, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1963

Data Provided By:
Linda Ruth Brown, MD
(360) 293-2183
1213 24th St Ste 300
Anacortes, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Island Hospital, Anacortes, Wa
Group Practice: Island Eye Physicians & Srgns

Data Provided By:
Roger Allan Anderson, MD
(360) 629-2065
2004 Sunday Lake Rd
Stanwood, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2000

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Eyes-and-Vision.com


Copyright 2006-2010 Vision Health