Corneal Transplant Surgery Scottsbluff NE

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Thomas Joseph Roussel, MD
Scottsbluff, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1978

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Judson Campbell Martin, MD
(308) 635-3911
329 W 40th St
Scottsbluff, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Regional West Med Ctr, Scottsbluff, Ne
Group Practice: Oregon Trail Eye Ctr

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Michael Green OD
Scottsbluff Vision Clinic
(308) 632-2039
210 W 38Th St
Scottsbluff, NE
 
Glen A Forney
(308) 632-2872
2 W 42nd St
Scottsbluff, NE
Specialty
General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

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Rommie Joe Hughes, MD
(308) 632-2872
2 W 42nd St Ste 3100
Scottsbluff, NE
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1994

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Richard Joseph Simmons, MD
4021 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, NE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1957

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Paul Colburn OD
Scottsbluff Vision Clinic
(308) 635-1234
3726 Avenue D
Scottsbluff, NE
 
Thomas W White
(308) 632-2872
2 W 42nd St
Scottsbluff, NE
Specialty
General Surgery

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Dr.Glen Forney
(308) 632-2872
2 W 42nd St # 3100
Scottsbluff, NE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Surgeon (General)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Heather Nicolle Le Blanc, MD
(308) 632-2872
2 W 42nd St # 3100
Scottsbluff, NE
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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