Corneal Transplant Surgery Bluefield WV

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Mohammad Yasier Kanawati, MD
(304) 325-5711
PO Box 329
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1966

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J Elliott Blaydes, MD FACS
(304) 327-8128
2309 Jefferson St
Bluefield, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pennsylvania
Graduation Year: 1954

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Theodore Paul Werblin, MD
(304) 487-6123
PO Box 5879
Princeton, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1972

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G Frank Britton OD
Pearle Vision
(304) 325-3603
3101 E Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, WV
 
Paul Lallande OD
Looney Eye Care
(276) 326-2717
2036 Leatherwood Ln
Boissevain, VA
 
Stephen Hill Blaydes, MD
(304) 327-8128
PO Box 1380
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Bluefield Reg Med Ctr, Bluefield, Wv; St Lukes Hospital, Bluefield, Wv
Group Practice: Blaydes Clinic Optical

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Yasier Kanawati, MD
510 Cherry St
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Damascus Univ
Graduation Year: 1966

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John Hendrix OD
Appalachian Eye Care
(304) 325-7904
322 North St
Bluefield, WV
 
George Gillespie OD
(276) 322-2347
4001 College Ave
Bluefield, VA
 
Theodore Werblin MD
Werblin Center-Refractive Eye
(304) 487-6123
1051 Stafford Dr
Princeton, WV
 
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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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