Corneal Transplant Surgery Charleston WV

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Robert Emmett O'Connor, MD
(304) 353-0221
1306 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Eye & Ear Clinic Of Charleston, Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Eye & Ear Clinic Physicians Inc

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Sara Eubank O'Connor, MD
(304) 293-3757
1306 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1998

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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David John Hunt, MD
(304) 346-4400
331 Laidley St Ste 301
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Retina Consultants Pllc

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Brian Keith Griffith, MD
(304) 543-4371
1306 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1999

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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.

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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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