Corneal Transplant Surgery Prairie Village KS

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John R Rufe, MD FACS
1901 W 70th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton
Graduation Year: 1945

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Allen Grover Parelman, MD
3830 W 75th St
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1959

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David Baker Lyon, MD
(913) 261-2020
3500 W 75th St Ste 100
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo; Truman Med Ctr -West, Kansas City, Mo; St Lukes Hospital, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Felix Sabates Eye Group

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Joseph J Parelman, MD
(913) 384-1441
3830 W 75th St
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1982

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Steven Ronald Unterman, MD
(816) 523-9066
3830 W 75th St
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jean Hausheer, MD FACS
(913) 261-2020
3500 W 75th St Ste 100
Prairie Village, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Missouri(kansas City)
Graduation Year: 1981

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James R Overlease, MD
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Texas-Houston Med Sch
Graduation Year: 2003

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Marc Michel Whitacre, MD
(913) 362-3210
7301 Mission Rd
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1979

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Richard N Barr, MD FACS
(913) 649-1277
7301 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kansas
Graduation Year: 1957

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Wilber B Spalding Jr, MD
(816) 756-1236
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1959

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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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