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A Thomas Williams, MD
(801) 539-7000
1020 S Main St
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1971

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Maureen K Lundergan, MD
(801) 281-2020
1025 E 3300 S Ste B
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1979

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Richard Lee Anderson, MD
(801) 363-3355
1002 E South Temple Ste 308
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Salt Lake Reg Med Ctr, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; Primary Childrens Med Center, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Oculoplastic Surgery Inc

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Garen Mirzaian, MD
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Dublin
Graduation Year: 2004

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John Robert Burroughs, MD
(801) 363-3355
1002 E South Temple Ste 308
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1993

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Robert S Felt, MD
(801) 359-7645
250 E Broadway Ste 300
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1950

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Sheron Buckland Marshall, MD
561 Elizabeth St
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1997

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Bryce Gardner Barker, MD
(801) 535-8177
333 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Alta View Hosp, Sandy, Ut; L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Ihc Health Ctr

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John David Mc Cann, MD
(310) 825-0206
1002 E South Temple Ste 308
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1991

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Scott Alan Czarnecki, MD
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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