Corneal Transplant Surgery Pocatello ID

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Marcia Jennifer Dunn, MD
406-579-5995 CELL
3105 Goldfield Dr
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Beth Israel Med Ctr, New York, Ny; Mt Sinai Med Ctr, New York, Ny; St Josephs Med Ctr, Yonkers, Ny
Group Practice: New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Ophthalmology Associates Pc

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Terry Lee Hansen, MD
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1961

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John Michael Fornarotto, MD
(208) 234-4100
500 S 11th Ave Ste 502
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1983

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Richard Lowen Elliott, MD
(208) 232-3480
500 S 11th Ave Ste 206
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1963

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John Fornarotto MD
Pocatello Eye Care
(208) 234-4100
500 S 11Th Ave # 502
Pocatello, ID
 
James Edwin Watson, MD
(208) 233-1603
2121 Ardella Dr
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1954

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Charles Pittman Lawless, MD
(208) 232-4133
1777 E Clark St
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Portneuf Valley Hospital, Pocatello, Id

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Robert Randall Jones Jr, MD
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1987

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Bradley Gardner MD
Idaho Eye Ctr
(208) 232-2008
1157 Call Pl
Pocatello, ID
 
Walter K Birkenhagen Jr, MD
(208) 232-7434
500 S 11th Ave
Pocatello, ID
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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