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James Robert Mc Cue, MD
(318) 281-2705
608 S Washington St
Bastrop, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1974

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William Jason Read, MD
(601) 485-2368
Monroe, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1997

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Thomas Clayton Wooldridge, MD
1921 N Washington St
Bastrop, LA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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John Michael Lipka, MD
425 S Vine St
Bastrop, LA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1992

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Luis Bogran, MD
(504) 488-5771
606 S Washington St
Bastrop, LA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1973

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Abdul Ahad Kazi, MD
(318) 343-7974
3111 Old Sterlington Rd Apt 217
Monroe, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hacettepe Univ, Tip Fak, Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1997

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Gerald Ball Broussard, MD
(318) 387-2015
1250 Pecanland Rd Ste E1
Monroe, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Joseph Brown Reynolds, MD
(318) 281-4407
PO Box 1508
Bastrop, LA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1962

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Joseph B Reynolds
(318) 283-7534
323 W Walnut Ave
Bastrop, LA
Specialty
General Surgery

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Luis Bogran-Reyes
(318) 283-5003
606 S Washington St
Bastrop, LA
Specialty
General Surgery

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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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