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Dr.Evan Wolf
(907) 373-0225
4505 E Greenstreet Circle
Wasilla, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1998
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Cathy Baston
Wal-Mart Vision Ctr
(907) 373-0225
935 Westpoint Dr # 207
Wasilla, AK
 
D J Kosterman OD
Peters Creek Vision Center
(907) 688-8733
20905 Eastside Dr
Chugiak, AK
 
David Thomas Mayschak, MD
(907) 376-7874
935 Westpoint Dr
Wasilla, AK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Valley Hosp, Palmer, Ak

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Joseprimo N Anzilotti, MD
Wasilla, AK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1995

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Evan Wolf, MD
Wasilla, AK
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1998

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Kevin Berg OD
Kenai Vision Ctr
(907) 376-0837
1350 S Seward Meridian Rd
Wasilla, AK
 
D J Kosterman OD
Chugach Eye Clinic
(907) 696-8733
Eagle River, AK
 
Joseph Henry Llewellyn, MD
(907) 373-0658
950 Bogard Rd
Wasilla, AK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1983

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Brent Hans Taylor, MD
(907) 373-8050
950 Bogard Rd Ste 213
Wasilla, AK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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