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John Robert Willcockson, MD
(605) 665-9638
415 W 3rd St
Yankton, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1968

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Jody Traub OD
Steckler Eye Care Ctr
(605) 665-6181
2101 Broadway Ave
Yankton, SD
 
Mary J Milroy
(605) 665-7841
1104 W 8th St
Yankton, SD
Specialty
General Surgery

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James E Appelwick, MD
(605) 665-7841
1001 Meriwether Trl
Yankton, SD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1971

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John C Sternquist
(605) 665-7841
1104 W 8th St
Yankton, SD
Specialty
General Surgery

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Patrick Holt King, MD
(605) 665-9638
PO Box 819
Yankton, SD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1979

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Mark Steckler OD
Vision Care Assoc
(605) 665-8688
508 W 23Rd St # 2
Yankton, SD
 
Luke C Serck
(605) 665-7841
1104 W 8th St
Yankton, SD
Specialty
General Surgery

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Lisa Ann Miller
(605) 668-9670
409 Summit St
Yankton, SD
Specialty
General Surgery

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Harald Larsen Aanning, MD
(605) 665-7841
1104 W 8th St
Yankton, SD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Health Services, Yankton, Sd
Group Practice: Yankton Medical Clinic

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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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