Corneal Transplant Surgery Charleston WV

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Corneal Transplant Surgery. You will find informative articles about Corneal Transplant Surgery, including "Corneal Transplant Eye Surgery". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Charleston, WV that can help answer your questions about Corneal Transplant Surgery.

John A Broaddus Holt, MD
(304) 342-1410
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1937
Hospital
Hospital: Eye & Ear Clinic Of Charleston, Charleston, Wv

Data Provided By:
Paul Frederick Francke, MD
(304) 343-4124
1201 Washington St E Ste 203
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided By:
Robert Frank Dundervill, MD
(304) 346-4400
PO Box 3970
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Retina Consultants Pllc

Data Provided By:
Dr.Michael Beasley
(304) 343-4371
1306 Kanawha Blvd
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Dr.Michael Nunley
(304) 343-4124
1201 Washington St E # 203
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
George Edward Toma, MD
(304) 344-3937
331 Laidley St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1968

Data Provided By:
James White Caudill, MD
(304) 344-3937
331 Laidley St Ste 102
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Eye & Ear Clinic Of Charleston, Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Eye & Ear Clinic Physicians Inc

Data Provided By:
Lawrence Matthew Minardi, MD
(304) 343-6219
500 Donnally St Ste 1
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Minardi Eye Ctr Inc

Data Provided By:
R Mark Hatfield, MD
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Retina Consultants Pllc

Data Provided By:
Michael Gray Nunley, MD
(304) 343-4124
1201 Washington St E Ste 203
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Eyes-and-Vision.com


Copyright 2006-2010 Vision Health