Corneal Transplant Surgery Oklahoma City OK

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Scott M Guess, MD
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Medical College Of Ohio
Graduation Year: 2004

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James Berry Mills, MD
(405) 232-4222
425 NW 11th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: James B Mills Inc

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Layne Evan Goetzinger, MD
(405) 271-6060
608 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1987

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Billi S Wallace, MD
608 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Missouri (kansas City)
Graduation Year: 2001

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James William Gigantelli, MD
(405) 271-1096
1000 N Lincoln Blvd Ste 390
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1985

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Richard A Clay, MD
(405) 232-8228
415 NW 11th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1943
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Clay Opthamologists Inc

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Deana Shackelford Watts, MD
(405) 348-0913
608 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1994

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Cynthia A Bradford, MD
(405) 271-1819
608 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Dean A McGee Eye Institute

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Patrick Brendan Mc Kee, MD
(321) 783-1500
West K Warren Medicine Rsch Center Box 26901,
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1972

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Gregory L Skuta, MD
(405) 271-7806
608 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Dean Mc Gee Eye Institute

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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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