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Robert Nettleship Brems, MD
(602) 200-0770
300 E Osborn Rd Ste 10
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987

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Sheldon Davidson, MD
(602) 279-6537
6124 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1956

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Murray Wm Hollenberg, MD
3601 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1960

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Thomas Ralph Wolf, MD
(602) 406-6204
500 W Thomas Rd Ste 720
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1978

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Craig Charles Suiter, MD
(480) 994-5012
300 East Osbom South
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1989

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Stanley Roy Shorb, MD
(602) 263-9345
500 W Thomas Rd Ste 250
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1966

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Thomas Francis Moore, MD
(602) 248-9009
214 E Monterey Way Ste 1
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1959

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Salvatore Joseph Gualtieri, MD FACS
(602) 277-4837
918 W Avalon Dr
Phoenix, AZ
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray
Graduation Year: 1957

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Thomas Folk Minas, MD
(602) 363-8098
300 E Osborn Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Reg Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; St Josephs Hosp & Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Buena Vista Eye Care Associates

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Leslie Akemi Kanda, MD
(602) 263-8098
300 E Osborn Rd Ste 203
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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