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

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James Francis Conrad, MD
(615) 269-3401
4306 Harding Pike Ste 300
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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James Andrew Bookman, MD
3443 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1972

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

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

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Joseph Edward Sofranko, MD
(615) 865-9338
3443 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN
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Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1968

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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
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1970

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

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Deborah Dale Sherman, MD
(615) 297-5798
4306 Harding Pike Ste 106
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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