Corneal Transplant Surgery Charleston SC

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Dr.Jay Thompson
(843) 553-2477
MUSC Health, 171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC
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M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Alexander R Kent, MD
(843) 722-7705
125 Doughty St Ste 330
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1989

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Esther Michelle Bowie, MD
(843) 792-3869
167 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The West Indies, Fac Of Med, St Augustine, Trinidad
Graduation Year: 1996

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Kristiana D Neff, MD
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indiana Univ
Graduation Year: 2004

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Dr.Justin Arbuckle
(317) 274-2128
171 Ashley Avenue #309
Charleston, SC
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M
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Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Helga P Sandoval, MD
(571) 216-2034
167 Ashley Ave Rm 508
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Colombian School Of Medicine
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kerry Dean Solomon, MD
(843) 792-8854
167 Ashley Ave Ste 221
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1987

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Joseph Michael Lally Jr, MD
(843) 722-7705
125 Doughty St Ste 330
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1987

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Richard Ames Saunders, MD
(843) 792-2761
167 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1973

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Patrick H Dennis Jr, MD
116-B Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Bon Secours-St Francis Hosp, Charleston, Sc
Group Practice: Charleston Eye Physicians

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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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