Corneal Transplant Surgery Chesapeake VA

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Leland D Whitelock Jr, MD
(757) 410-9500
508 Baylor Ct Ste C
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1961

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Daniel J Simon, MD
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 2002

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Mark Allan Pavilack, MD
(757) 340-8383
501 Baylor Ct
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1987

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Eric Arthur Adams, MD
(757) 461-7974
200 Medical Pkwy
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1991

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Vincent James Verdi, MD
200 Medical Pkwy
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1998

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Gayle E W Rutherford, MD
(757) 410-5555
508 Baylor Ct Ste A
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1990

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Steven Keith Snyder, MD
(757) 547-3249
109 Wimbledon Sq Ste E
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1988

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Brenda A Myers Powell, MD
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1994

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Stephanie A J Marioneaux, MD
(757) 547-5805
300 Med Pkwy Suite 108
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Chesapeake Gen Hosp, Chesapeake, Va

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Jon Michael Adleberg, MD
(757) 436-0011
1230 Progressive Dr Ste 100
Chesapeake, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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