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John Thomas Ward, MD
(919) 467-4500
105 SW Cary Pkwy Ste 200
Cary, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Wake Med Ctr, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Optical Shop

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Christopher Paul Fleming, MD
(919) 233-2020
400 Ashville Ave Ste 300
Cary, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Occupational Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Western Wake Med Ctr, Cary, Nc
Group Practice: Western Wake Optical

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Kevin D O'Neal, MD
400 Ashville Ave
Cary, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1997

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Demetrian Ivan Dornic, MD
(919) 467-9955
3701 NW Cary Pkwy
Cary, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jerome J Magolan Jr, MD
(919) 571-0081
2801 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 200
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Wake Med Ctr, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Southern Eye Assoc

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Robert Thomas Stone Jr, MD
(919) 467-4500
105 SW Cary Pkwy Ste 200
Cary, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1994

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Robert Francis Sanke, MD
(701) 587-5000
PO Box 2047
Cary, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Kevin ONeal
400 Ashville Ave # 300
Cary, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Albert Rogers Munn III, MD
(919) 834-7341
720 W Jones St
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Wake Med Ctr, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Capital Eye Ctr

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Michael Walker Kelly, MD
(919) 781-3937
4201 Lake Boone Trl Ste 104
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Raleigh Ophthamology

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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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