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Cindi Kalin Johnson, MD
(816) 233-2020
7316 Hauser Dr
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1989

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Serrhel Glynn Adams Jr, MD
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 2002

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Joan M T Collison, MD
(913) 599-4100
16300 College Blvd
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1985

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Henry Joseph Isern, MD
(913) 888-1888
9350 Marshall Dr
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Zaragoza, Fac De Med, Zaragoza, Spain
Graduation Year: 1978

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Paul Kevin Overland, MD
(406) 728-3502
10600 Quivira Rd Fl 3
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1972

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William Albert Pilchard, MD
14629 W 49th Ter
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1965

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Serrhel Glynn Adams, MD
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 2002

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Natalia Villate, MD
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Rosario-Bogota
Md, 1988, Univ Del Rosario
Graduation Year: 1988

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Louis J Badeen, MD
(913) 492-0021
10600 Quivira Rd Ste 460
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1974

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Chad Lee Betts, MD
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 2002

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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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