Corneal Transplant Surgery Saint Joseph MO

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Scott Andrew Murphy, MD
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1999

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Richard Alan Watson, MD
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1985

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James Andrew Murphy, MD
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Heartland Regl Med Ctr -East, Saint Joseph, Mo
Group Practice: Murphy Watson Eye Ctr

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Michael Chatterson OD
Dr Rosenak'S Optical Options
(816) 279-1363
1407 Village Dr
St Joseph, MO
 
William Burr MD
Murphy-Watson-Burr Eye Ctr
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
St Joseph, MO
 
William E Burr Jr, MD
(816) 233-2020
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Heartland Health System -West, Saint Joseph, Mo
Group Practice: Murphy Watson Eye Ctr

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Robert Francis Tobin, MD
(816) 279-1363
1407 Village Dr
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Heartland Health System -West, Saint Joseph, Mo
Group Practice: Robert F Tobin & Assoc Inc

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Peter Beck, MD
(603) 436-0813
3216 Coronado St
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1947

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Steven Rosenak
(816) 671-0500
2229 N Belt Hwy # A
St Joseph, MO
 
Sabates, Nelson, Md - Sabates Eye Ctr
(816) 232-0275
3920 Sherman Ave
Saint Joseph, MO

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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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