Corneal Transplant Surgery Chattanooga TN

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Randall L Funderburk, MD
(423) 756-1002
979 E 3rd St Ste C235
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Pe Tin
(423) 266-7392
930 Oak Street
Chattanooga, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med I, Yangon
Year of Graduation: 1966
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Jemison O Bowers Jr, MD
(423) 267-1229
979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: University Eye Care

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Harry Martin Lawrence, MD
(423) 265-1651
1042 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Seal Lawrence Mabry & Thomas

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John Waterbury Wood, MD
(503) 585-2022
979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or
Group Practice: Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons

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Steven Randle Anderson, MD
(423) 622-0778
Parkridge Professional Bldg 2339 McCallie Ave Ste
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1982

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Caroline Kirk Elias, MD
(423) 624-1500
605 Glenwood Dr Ste 310
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn

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Wayne Lincoln Scott, MD
(518) 462-6441
960 3rd Street East South
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1996

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John Logan Stone, MD
(423) 756-1002
979 E 3rd St Ste C235
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1987

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Patrick Joseph Bowers, MD
725 Glenwood Dr
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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