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Paul W Hiss, MD
(775) 674-1100
2285 Green Vista Dr
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Reg Medctr, Reno, Nv; Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Eye Care Associates Of Nevada

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Patrick Hsueh, MD
(775) 789-1720
2005 Silverada Blvd Ste 140
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1996

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Terri Alice Key, MD
(775) 329-4545
1500 E 2nd St Ste 203
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Ioannis A Lougaris Va Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: VA Medical Ctr

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Gary Allen Pomeranz, MD
(775) 329-1199
75 Pringle Way Ste 502
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1974

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William John Durant, MD
(775) 329-0286
950 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1977

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Shane Irwin Williamson, MD
(775) 322-7004
2835 N McCarran Blvd Ste 102
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1987

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Michael Lawrence Stanko, MD
(702) 329-0286
950 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1988

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Leonard Alan Johnson, MD
(702) 329-0286
950 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1982

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John Charles Erickson, MD
85 Kirman Ave
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1960

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Isaac John Hearne, MD
Reno, NV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
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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