Corneal Transplant Surgery North Platte NE

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Mark Ridder Young, MD
(308) 532-5960
1214 W A St
North Platte, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Mark Young
(308) 532-5960
1214 West a Street
North Platte, NE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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John Dorwart OD
Cozad Vision Clinic
(308) 534-7271
510 E Philip Ave
North Platte, NE
 
Charles F Heider, MD FACS
(308) 532-6883
2002 Birchwood Rd
North Platte, NE
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nebraska
Graduation Year: 1947

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Chris James Cottrell, MD
209 McNeel Ln
North Platte, NE
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1999

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James Neil Shreck, MD
(308) 532-3937
1307 S Willow St
North Platte, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Great Plains Reg Med Ctr, North Platte, Ne; Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, Gothenburg, Ne
Group Practice: Eye Specialists Of Nebraska

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Mark Blackledge OD
Shopko
(308) 534-7100
402 S Dewey St
North Platte, NE
 
Young Mark R Md
(308) 532-5960
1214 W A St
North Platte, NE

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T Patrick O'Holleran, MD
(308) 534-5370
516 W Leota St
North Platte, NE
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1977

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Christopher C Seip
(308) 534-4370
516 West Leota
North Platte, NE
Specialty
General Surgery

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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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