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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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Dr.Leslie Kanda
(602) 263-8098
300 E Osborn Rd # 203
Phoenix, AZ
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Robt Crowell, MD
(602) 254-7255
300 E Osborn Rd Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1965

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Raymond Joseph Zimmerman, MD
(602) 263-9345
500 W Thomas Rd Ste 250
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Scottsdale Healthcare -Shea, Scottsdale, Az
Group Practice: Affiliated Eye Surgeons Ltd

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J Bruce Stadwiser, MD
(602) 863-2936
500 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hosp & Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Affiliated Eye Surgeons Ltd

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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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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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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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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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Charles Robert Holland, MD
(480) 994-5012
300 E Osborn Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1954

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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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