Corneal Transplant Surgery Bennettsville SC

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Kurt A Jute, DO
(910) 277-1411
1603 Medical Dr Ste D
Laurinburg, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1994

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Christopher Buchanan OD
Pee Dee Eye Assoc
(843) 479-2020
602 E Main St
Bennettsville, SC
 
John Hazelton OD
Owens Eyecare Ctr
(843) 537-7711
705 Chesterfield Hwy
Cheraw, SC
 
J Earl Bowling OD
Bowling Eye Clinic
(910) 276-1993
215 W Lauchwood Dr # A
Laurinburg, NC
 
William David Wooldridge, MD
(843) 479-5858
1040 Marlboro Way Ste 7
Bennettsville, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1980

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Elizabeth Beaty OD
Cade Vision Ctr
(843) 479-3331
208 Broad St
Bennettsville, SC
 
Jordi Jones OD
(843) 537-7711
705 Chesterfield Hwy
Cheraw, SC
 
R Thomas Barowsky MD
Carolina Eye Assoc
(910) 276-4075
514 S Main St
Laurinburg, NC
 
James Harvey Owens, MD
(843) 479-2173
300 Tyson Ave
Bennettsville, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1972

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Chi Dai Chen
(843) 479-5858
1040 Marlboro Way
Bennettsville, SC
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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