Corneal Transplant Surgery Andalusia AL

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Marnix Heersink MD
Eye Institute Of The South
(334) 222-7281
Po Box 867
Andalusia, AL
 
Joshua Driver OD
Atmore Vision Ctr
(334) 493-2991
604 N Main St
Opp, AL
 
Timothy George Day, MD
(334) 222-4191
PO Box 158
Andalusia, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.James Harrison
(251) 341-3368
2880 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Elmar M Lawaczeck, MD
(205) 397-9400
1009 Montgomery Hwy Ste 200
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Fak Der Eberhard Karls Univ, Tubingen, Baden Wurttemberg
Graduation Year: 1954
Hospital
Hospital: Brookwood Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al; Callahan Eye Foundation Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Lawaczeck & Mc Kinnon

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John Fortin MD
Eye Institute Of The South
(334) 222-7281
Po Box 867
Andalusia, AL
 
Grover Ashton Wells III, MD
PO Box 158
Andalusia, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1995

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David McKowen, MD FACS
(334) 222-7459
109 Ridgecrest Dr
Andalusia, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Louisiana(shreveport)
Graduation Year: 1977

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Manuel John Chaknis, MD
(706) 364-3937
PO Box 660258
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1992

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Darrell Scott Prestridge, DO
(256) 547-2025
513 Brookwood Blvd
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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