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David Arthur Spencer, MD
(801) 262-3344
Sandy, UT
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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Mathew Richard Tempest, MD
(801) 572-0631
9720 S 1300 E Ste E210
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1997

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Phillip Carl Hoopes, MD
(801) 568-0200
10011 Centennial Pkwy Ste 400
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1976

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Bryan Paul Hemard, MD
(985) 872-5577
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr.Kim Taylor
(801) 264-4464
4400 S 700 E # 240
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1961
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Moran Eye Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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John Francis Ramsey, MD
(801) 572-0631
720 South 1300 East Ste 210
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Alta View Hosp, Sandy, Ut
Group Practice: Alta View Eye Care Ctr

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Stella Yi Chou, MD
9829 S 1300 E Ste 300
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1995

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Sally B L Thompson, MD
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1984

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William E Richheimer, MD
4400 S 700 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke University
Graduation Year: 2001

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Oren C Alldredge, MD
(801) 288-0067
Ste 140 4400 S 7th E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut

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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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