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Thomas Kent Mundorf, MD
(704) 334-3222
1718 E 4th St Ste 703
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1982

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Donald Philip Renaldo, MD
(704) 376-5424
1718 E Fourth St Presbyterian Med Ctr Ste 908
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1974

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Galen Grayson, MD
(704) 295-0001
817 E Morehead St Ste 200
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1988

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Curtis Coleman Reeves Jr, MD
1212 S Mint St
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1977

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Norman M Sawyer, MD
(704) 332-8144
2024 Randolph Rd Ste A
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1960

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John Edward Weaver, MD
(704) 372-7577
1600 E 3rd St
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978

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James Joseph Bedrick, MD
(704) 334-2020
2015 Randolph Rd Ste 108
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1977

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Brian R Kosobucki, MD
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1998

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Charles Adam Blotnick, MD
(704) 334-6175
2015 Randolph Rd Ste 108
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1992

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Mac J Hough, MD
(704) 523-6529
4311 Darwin Cir
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Virginia
Graduation Year: 1945

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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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