Corneal Transplant Surgery Twin Falls ID

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Scott Evan Allan, MD
(208) 733-2492
526 Shoup Ave W Ste H
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1986

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Robert Chandler Welch, MD
(208) 733-2400
526 Shoup Ave W Ste H
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1980

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William Claude Fitzhugh, MD
(208) 734-8934
589 Shoup Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1976

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Allan Roger Frost, MD
526 Shoup Avenue West South
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1968

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Jennifer Ruprecht OD
Sears Optical
(208) 734-5100
215 4Th Ave N
Twin Falls, ID
 
Gregory Paul Burton, MD
(208) 734-8934
589 Shoup Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1986

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Brad Rolla Hobbs, MD
(208) 733-5300
206 Martin St
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1979

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Michael Kent Taylor, MD
(208) 733-5300
206 Martin St
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1991

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Allen Joseph Allie, MD
(208) 732-8178
2510 East 4286 North
Filer, ID
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1961

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Matt Merrell OD
Twin Falls Eyecenter
(208) 734-3920
1649 Poleline Rd E
Twin Falls, ID
 
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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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