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Axel C Hansen, MD FACS
(615) 254-0941
1716 Windover Dr
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Meharry
Graduation Year: 1944

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Frank Hal Scott, MD
(615) 297-6591
4306 Harding Pike Ste 202
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1992

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Rebecca J Taylor, MD
(615) 297-6591
4306 Harding Pike Ste 202
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1996

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George Nicolas Cheij, MD
(615) 385-2020
4306 Harding Pike Ste 304
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1988

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Gary Welch Jerkins, MD
(615) 297-6591
4306 Harding Pike Ste 202
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: St Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Nashville Vision Assoc

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Denise A John, MD
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Graduation Year: 2003

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Ira Stephen Saposnik, MD
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1980

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Howard Hillel Rosenblum, MD
(615) 386-9200
4306 Harding Pike Ste 204
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1980
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Hospital: St Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tn; Vanderbilt Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Nashville Gastroenterology

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Walter Willis Frey, MD
(615) 269-3401
4306 Harding Pike Ste 300
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1960

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Michael Joel Levitt, MD
28 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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