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Devin M Gattey, MD
(503) 494-4029
3375 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1995

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Deepali Sharad Rajguru, MD
Casey Eye Institute 3375 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 2000

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Richard Gordon Weleber, MD
3375 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1967

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Joseph Peter Meurer, MD
(503) 223-8147
200 SW Market St Ste L120
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1974

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Earl A Palmer, MD
(503) 494-7675
3375 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1966

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Harold Merle U'Ren, MD
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1935
Hospital
Hospital: Legacy Good Samaritan Hosp And, Portland, Or

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Kelly Denise Chung, MD
(503) 494-1619
3375 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1989

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Prashanth Vallabhanath, MD
(503) 227-2020
1955 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1994

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Fredrick T Fraunfelder, MD
(503) 494-5686
3375 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1960

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Ricardo M Santaella, MD
Portland, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor College Of Medicine
Graduation Year: 2004

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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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