Corneal Transplant Surgery Prescott Valley AZ

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Michael Lee Ham, MD
(520) 775-5606
2820 N Glassford Rd
Prescott Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1994

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William David Rummel Jr, MD
(520) 445-1341
1022 Willow Creek Rd Ste 200
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1948
Hospital
Hospital: Yavapai Reg Med Ctr, Prescott, Az
Group Practice: Rummel Eye Care Pc; Yavapai Regional Medical Center

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Robert Mark Rummel, MD
(928) 445-1341
1022 Willow Creek Rd Ste 200
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Yavapai Reg Med Ctr, Prescott, Az
Group Practice: Rummel Eye Care

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Robert Willard Preston, MD
(928) 282-2653
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1962

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Kevin John Prendiville, MD
(928) 634-4202
270 S Candy Ln Ste B
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Verde Valley Med Ctr, Cottonwood, Az
Group Practice: Cottonwood Verde Valley Eye

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Brian Myung Chang, MD
(928) 775-5606
2820 N Glassford Hill Rd Ste 101
Prescott Valley, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1997

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John Harold Rummel, MD
(928) 445-1341
1022 Willow Creek Rd Ste 200
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Yavapai Reg Med Ctr, Prescott, Az
Group Practice: Rummel Eye Care

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James Brayshaw Arthur, MD
(928) 445-9200
831 Gail Gardner Way
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1982

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Steven Worthen Mortenson, MD
(928) 445-9200
831 Gail Gardner Way
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987

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Steven Chen, MD
(602) 993-9100
199 S Candy Ln
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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