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Grant Danl Heslep, MD
(507) 451-1120
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Owatonna Hospital, Owatonna, Mn; Waseca Area Med Ctr, Waseca, Mn
Group Practice: Owatonna Clinic Mhs

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Miguel Enrique Mulet Jr, MD
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian, Spanish, Greek
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: District One Hosp, Faribault, Mn; Owatonna Hospital, Owatonna, Mn
Group Practice: Owatonna Clinic Mhs

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Christine Leska OD
Gilthvedt Eyewear Clinic
(507) 451-3072
Po Box 565
Owatonna, MN
 
Julianne D Gutzmer
(507) 451-1120
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialty
General Surgery

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Carlyle Donald Welch, MD
(507) 455-2425
3923 S County Road 45
Owatonna, MN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1965

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Allen Toashing Huang, MD
(507) 451-1120
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michael George Richie, MD
(507) 332-5287
633 1st St SE Ste 100
Faribault, MN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1984

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Monica Loppnow OD
Monson Eyecare Ctr
(507) 451-3072
Po Box 565
Owatonna, MN
 
Edward Frank Durst, MD
(507) 451-1120
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1967

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Edward Frank Durst
(507) 451-1120
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
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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