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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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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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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
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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