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William Caldwell Hathcock, MD
Acworth, GA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1939

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Antonio R Alam Gonzalez, MD
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1980

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Lakshmana M Kooragayala, MD
(318) 675-5010
895 Canton Road B
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kakatiya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Warrangal, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Overton Brooks Veteran Affairs, Shreveport, La
Group Practice: Lsu Health Science Ctr Med Sch

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Howard Edward Borger, MD
(770) 424-5669
805 Campbell Hill St NW
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1983

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Gerardo Parada, MD
(770) 425-1341
130 Vann St NE Ste 230
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1992

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David Wesley White, MD
(770) 590-7311
1408 Trees of Kennesaw Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1958

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Bruce Patterson Crowley, MD
(770) 426-2000
130 Vann Street Cobb Eye Center/Suite 230
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1987

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Paul George Mitchell, MD
(770) 427-8111
895 Canton Rd NE
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Kennestone Hosp, Marietta, Ga
Group Practice: Marietta Eye Clinic

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Alan Lee Benedict, MD
(770) 419-1393
653 Cherokee St NE
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1985

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Christopher Mark Weltz, MD
(770) 424-5669
805 Campbell Hill St NW
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
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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