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Linda K Vanderslice, MD
(410) 573-9055
297 Vanderbilt Dr
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1986

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Stephen K Van Der Vliet, MD
(803) 649-3951
210 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1968

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Jonathan Hongsoo Tsai, MD
(803) 649-7991
111 Gregg Ave
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1998

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John George Gleichauf, MD
(803) 642-4339
1051 Silver Bluff Rd Ste A
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1962

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Daniel Joseph Smith, MD
(803) 642-6060
410 University Pkwy Ste 1560
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1986

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Richard Lee Grantham, MD
139 Waterloo St SW
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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Gary Thomas Fischbach, MD
(803) 643-3400
721 Richlin Avenue West South
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Aiken Reg Med Ctr, Aiken, Sc
Group Practice: Fischbach Family Med Ophthlmlg

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Enoch Nai-Chung Tsai, MD
(803) 649-7991
PO Box 2494 111 Gregg Avenue
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.John Gleichauf
(803) 642-4339
1051 Silver Bluff Rd # A
Aiken, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
Year of Graduation: 1962
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jonathan Scott Collins, MD
206 Centre South Blvd
Aiken, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
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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