Corneal Transplant Surgery Prineville OR

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Oli Isfeld Traustason, MD
(541) 548-7170
813 SW Highland Ave
Redmond, OR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1974

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Gretchen Chadwick OD
Sisters Vision Clinic
(541) 923-2221
404 Nw 5Th St
Redmond, OR
 
Ronald William Sproat
(541) 447-1008
1251 Ne Elm St
Prineville, OR
Specialty
General Surgery

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Thomas Ross Scherer
(541) 447-1008
1251 Ne Elm Street
Prineville, OR
Specialty
General Surgery

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George Tsungju Tsai, MD
(541) 548-7761
1523 NW Canal Blvd Ste 200
Redmond, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1994

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Allan Hudson OD
High Desert Vision Source
(541) 923-2221
404 Nw 5Th St
Redmond, OR
 
Ronald William Sproat, MD
(541) 447-1008
1251 NE Elm St
Prineville, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1972

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Thomas Ross Scherer, DO
(541) 447-6263
1103 NE Elm St
Prineville, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1983

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Marinus H Koning
(541) 322-5753
236 Nw Kingwood Ave
Redmond, OR
Specialty
General Surgery

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John Mark Maddox
(541) 322-5753
236 Nw Kingwood Ave
Redmond, OR
Specialty
General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery (formerly Proctology)

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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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