Corneal Transplant Surgery Sioux City IA

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Beth M Kollars Bruening, MD
(712) 233-1529
2800 Pierce St Ste 404
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Sioux City, Ia; St Lukes Reg Medctr, Sioux City, Ia
Group Practice: Eye Associates Siouxland

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Dr.Jason Jones
(712) 239-3937
4405 Hamilton Boulevard
Sioux City, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Min Kyu Han, MD
(712) 239-3937
4405 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1998

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Jason Jonathan Jones, MD
(712) 239-3937
4405 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1999

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John Kiernan OD
Daniel L Brodkey Pc
(712) 252-4406
1214 Pierce St
Sioux City, IA
 
Michael Gerard Wadzinski, MD
(712) 233-1529
2800 Pierce St Ste 404
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ralph M Stanifer, MD
2916 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Bayou City Med Ctr, Houston, Tx

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Charles Earl Jones, MD
(712) 239-3987
4405 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1964

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Timothy Francis Moran, MD
(712) 252-4333
2001 Hamilton Blvd Ste D
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Sioux City, Ia; St Lukes Reg Medctr, Sioux City, Ia
Group Practice: Moran Eye Ctr

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Beth Breuning MD
Eye Associates Siouxland
(712) 233-1529
2800 Pierce St # 404
Sioux City, IA
 
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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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