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Larry La Ray Gipson, MD
(412) 621-1909
PO Box 212
Charleroi, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1976

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Lawrence L Gipson, MD
305 McKean Ave
Charleroi, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Anson T Miedel, MD
Scottdale, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Col-Pa
Graduation Year: 2001

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Norman L Edelstein, MD FACS
(412) 673-2525
1605 Lincoln Way
McKeesport, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Pittsburgh
Graduation Year: 1968

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Helen Ann P Davis, MD
(724) 547-9810
741 N Church St
Mt Pleasant, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Med
Graduation Year: 1978

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Aaron Lee Sobol, MD
(724) 437-2222
420 Fallowfield Ave
Charleroi, PA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1996

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Howard Michaels Tanning, MD
(412) 466-6800
575 Coal Valley Rd Ste 461
Clairton, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1964

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Barry D Moskowitz, MD
(412) 466-6700
1533 Lincoln Way
McKeesport, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Pittsburgh
Graduation Year: 1972

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Helen Ann Patricia Davis, MD
(724) 626-2020
741 N Church St
Mount Pleasant, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1978

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Lisa Marie Cibik, MD
(412) 466-8011
500 N Lewis Run Rd Ste 218
Pittsburgh, PA
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Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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