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Frederick D Slaughter, MD
(423) 989-2020
225 Midway Medical Park
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Bristol Reg Medctr, Bristol, Tn; Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va
Group Practice: Eye Care For The Appalachins

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Sidney Alfred Wike, MD
(423) 764-0121
249 Midway Medical Park
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1960

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Joseph Rogers Armstrong, MD
(276) 676-7000
3185 W State St
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1978

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John William Chandler, MD
(360) 715-3604
1 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1965

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James R Vanarsdall, MD FACS
2357 Feathers Chapel Rd
Blountville, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tennessee
Graduation Year: 1952

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Randal Joseph Rabon, MD
(423) 928-3937
225 Midway Medical Park
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.John Johnson
(423) 929-2111
225 Midway Medical Park
Bristol, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Johnson City Med Ctr, Johnson City, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jeffrey William Bunning, MD
(800) 842-3627
3185 State Street West South
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 2000

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Michael Barton Bradley, MD
(423) 968-7555
3185 W State St Ste 1101
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1993

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Calvin Lewis Miller, MD
(276) 628-9313
19828 McCray Dr
Abingdon, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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