Corneal Transplant Surgery Birmingham AL

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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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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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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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Dr.James Kimble
(205) 933-2625
1201 11th Ave S # 300
Birmingham, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Russell Wayne Read, MD
(205) 488-0756
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: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Callahan Eye Foundation Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Uab Ophthalmology Svc Fndtn

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Julio E De Leon-Ortega, MD
(205) 488-0711
700 18th St S Ste 406
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Francisco Marroquin Univ
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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Andrew Joseph Velazquez, MD
Department Of Ophthalmology 700 18th Street South
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1998

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James Witmer Taylor, MD
(912) 283-3155
930 South 20th Street,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1965

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Clark D Witherspoon, MD
Retina And Vitreous Assoc-Ala 700 18th Street Sout
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Healthsouth Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al; Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Callahan Eye Foundation Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Retina & Vitreous 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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