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Michael Stuart Balis, MD
(602) 863-2936
222 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1968

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E Fredrick Bloemker, MD
(602) 263-9345
500 W Thomas Rd Ste 250
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hosp & Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Affiliated Eye Surgeons Ltd

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Lawrence Allan Spitalny, MD
(602) 274-6074
PO Box 33920
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
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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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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Jon N Astle, MD
(602) 254-7255
300 E Osborn Rd Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; St Josephs Hosp & Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Associated Ophthalmolgists

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Denis Michael Carroll, MD
(520) 886-2597
134 E San Miguel Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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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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James Ruel Meador Jr, MD
(602) 297-0800
300 E Osborn Rd Ste 203
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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