Corneal Transplant Surgery Birmingham AL

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Robert Lewis Phillips, MD
(205) 930-0700
1000 19th St S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Callahan Eye Foundation Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Alabama Opthalmology Assoc

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Dr.John A Long
(205) 930-0700
1000 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Jeffrey Lee Yee, MD
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1994

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John Alva Long, MD
(205) 930-0700
1000 19th St S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Callahan Eye Foundation Hosp, Birmingham, Al; University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Veterans Affairs Med Ctr -Bir, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Alabama Opthalmology Assoc

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Martin Lee Thomley, MD
(800) 575-4314
700 18th St S Ste 505
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1988

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Edgar Lowndes Ready IV, MD
1720 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 2000

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Martin Steven Cogen, MD
(205) 325-8620
700 18th St S Ste 601
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Hosp Of Alabama, Birmingham, Al; Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Callahan Eye Foundation Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Michael A Callahan & Assoc

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James Allen Kimble, MD
(205) 933-2625
1201 11th Ave S Ste 300
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Callahan Eye Foundation Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Retina & Vitreous Assoc

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Zachary K Segal, MD
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Miami
Graduation Year: 2001

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Thomas Mc Wane Allison, MD
(205) 933-0439
2700 10th Ave S Ste 206
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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