Corneal Transplant Surgery Ashland City TN

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

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

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Gates Jordan Wayburn, MD
(615) 383-0468
4306 Harding Pike Ste 300
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1970

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Aziz A Khanifar, MD
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Usc School Of Medicine
Graduation Year: 2002

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Jeffrey David Horn, MD
(615) 936-3536
8000 Medical Ctr E Vanderbilt Eye Ctr
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1989

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

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Thomas C Stuckey, MD
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Lsu New Orleans
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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Robert Lewis Estes, MD
(615) 329-0420
6111 Elizabethan Dr
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Centennial Med Ctr -Park, Nashville, Tn; Baptist Hosp, Nashville, Tn

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Abraham Pacha Cheij, MD
(615) 385-2020
4306 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Santo Domingo (Uasd), Fac De Cien Med, Santo Domingo
Graduation Year: 1950
Hospital
Hospital: St Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tn; Vanderbilt Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Nashville Eye Ctr

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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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