Corneal Transplant Surgery Birmingham AL

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John Steven Parker, MD
(205) 933-1077
700 18th St S Ste 503
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.JENNIFER SCRUGGS
(205) 934-6600
700 18th St S # 601
Birmingham, AL
Gender
F
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Richard Minton Feist, MD
(205) 918-0047
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: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Callahan Eye Foundation Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Retina Consultants Of Alabama

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Dr.Frederick Elsas
(205) 930-0700
1000 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1968
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Childrens Hosp Of Alabama, Birmingham, Al
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.6, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Ronald Alvin Braswell, MD
(205) 325-8620
700 18th St S Ste 601
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1986

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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
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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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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John Ogden Mason III, MD
(205) 918-0047
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: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Retina Consultants Of Alabama

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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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Frederick John Elsas, MD
(205) 930-0700
000 South 19th Street
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Hosp Of Alabama, Birmingham, Al; Callahan Eye Foundation Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Alabama Ophthalmology Assoc

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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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