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Kenneth Shannon Tilley, MD
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1964

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Kerry James Schumacher, MD
(615) 453-1653
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Radiology, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1977

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Martin Ira Perlmutter, MD
(615) 329-1903
181 Thompson Ln
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1977

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Brandon Greer Busbee, MD
(615) 320-7911
2011 Murphy Ave Baptist North Ste 603
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
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Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1998

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Karla J Johns, MD
(615) 327-1711
2011 Murphy Ave Ste 303
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1980

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Min Shen Chang, MD
5058 Villa Crest Dr
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1987

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Darrell James Williams, MD
(615) 834-8310
397 Wallace Rd Ste C310
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990

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Marcel Rene Estopinal, MD
(615) 834-8310
397 Wallace Rd Ste 310
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael Terry Burkhalter, MD
(615) 327-4015
1800 State St
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1971

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Leslie David Ormerod, MD
(573) 882-6091
342 22nd Ave N
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ London, St Bartholomew'S Hosp Med Coll, (See 917-31)
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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