Corneal Transplant Surgery Tahlequah OK

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Alvaro F Gonzalez, MD
(918) 458-3536
100 S Bliss Ave
Tahlequah, OK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Javeriana Univ
Graduation Year: 1962

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Kate Miller OD
(918) 456-2250
308 E Downing St
Tahlequah, OK
 
Joel Acopio Malabrigo, MD
Tahlequah, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1963

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John Newton Withers
(918) 458-3360
100 S Bliss Ave
Tahlequah, OK
Specialty
General Surgery

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Justin B Plaxico
(918) 431-3731
1500 E Downing St
Tahlequah, OK
Specialty
General Surgery

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James Mahaney OD
(918) 456-3552
119 N Muskogee Ave
Tahlequah, OK
 
Nanetta Lowe Roache, MD
Tahlequah, OK
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1981

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Francisco E Bravo, MD
(918) 485-1405
1500 E Downing St Ste 102
Tahlequah, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med, College Station Tx 77843
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Tahlequah City Hospital, Tahlequah, Ok
Group Practice: Wagoner Surgery Ctr

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Guillermo Winston Arnaud, MD
(918) 431-1262
121 S Mockingbird Ln
Tahlequah, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1982

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Hope Marie Baluh, MD
(918) 456-0644
11443 Highway 82
Tahlequah, OK
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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