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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Matthew G Vicinanzo, MD
(615) 936-2020
1000 19th St S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr.Brett Gerwin
(423) 756-1002
1201 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Don Carl Turnbull, MD
Street Vincents Phys Off B
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1953

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Marc Alan Michelson, MD
(205) 930-0930
1201 11th Ave S Ste 501
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Healthsouth Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al; Carraway Methodist Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Alabama Eye & Cataract Ctr

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Ferenc P Kuhn, MD PHD
(205) 558-2588
1201 11th Ave S Ste 300
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Pecs
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.John Parker
(205) 933-1077
700 18th St S # 503
Birmingham, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Uab Eye Foundation
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Bry Henry Coburn, MD
(205) 933-1380
833 St Vincents's Dr Ste 207
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1970

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Virginia Ruth Lolley, MD
(205) 930-0700
1000 19th St S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1994

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Milton Falkner White Jr, MD
(205) 918-0047
700 18th St S Ste 707
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Callahan Eye Foundation Hosp, Birmingham, Al; University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Retina Consultants Of Alabama

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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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