Corneal Transplant Surgery Sioux Falls SD

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Michael Wayne Pekas, MD
(605) 373-7437
1601 W Madison St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Central Plains Clinic

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Ken Douglas Augspurger, MD
(605) 331-3220
1100 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1977

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David Russell West, MD
(605) 336-6294
1200 S Euclid Ave Ste 104
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1985

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Vance Michael Thompson, MD
(605) 328-3937
1310 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Opthalmology Ltd

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Dr.Vance Thompson
(605) 328-3937
1310 W 22nd St # 2
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Geoffrey Thomas Tufty, MD
(605) 336-6294
200 S Euclid Ave Medical Bldg 1 Ste 104
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1992

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Byron Theodore Hohm, MD
(605) 336-6294
1200 S Euclid Ave Ste 104
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1976

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Peter Hodges Morse, MD
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1963

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Alison Renae Tendler, MD
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 2001

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Bryan John Hammer, MD
(605) 336-6294
1200 S Euclid Ave Ste 104
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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