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Michael Pfeifer
Medical Associates Clinic
(605) 224-5901
Po Box 758
Pierre, SD
 
Eldon R Becker
(605) 224-5901
100 Mac Ln
Pierre, SD
Specialty
General Surgery

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Rodney T Vizcarra
(605) 224-5901
100 Mac Lane
Pierre, SD
Specialty
General Surgery

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John M Bormes, MD
Aberdeen, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ South Dakota
Graduation Year: 1990

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Michael Wayne Pekas, MD
(605) 373-7437
1601 W Madison St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Central Plains Clinic

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Robert Nixon MD
Black Hills Regional Eye
(605) 224-6639
809 E Dakota Ave
Pierre, SD
 
Eldon Ray Becker, MD
(605) 224-5901
801 Dry Run Rd
Pierre, SD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1983

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Rodney T Vizcarra, MD
(605) 224-5901
Medical Associates 772 E Dakota Ave
Pierre, SD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1984

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Filemon E Olegario Jr, MD
(605) 996-9141
120 W 6th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1968

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Gail Ann Bernard, MD
(605) 343-2020
2820 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Chadron Comm Hosp, Chadron, Ne
Group Practice: Rapid City Medical Ctr

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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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