Corneal Transplant Surgery Clarksville TN

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Karen Lynn Nixon, MD
1113 Thornberry Dr
Clarksville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1994

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Adam Gurney Buchanan, MD
Clarksville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1998

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Richard Philip Gannaway, MD
(931) 552-6830
1731 Memorial Dr Ste 100
Clarksville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1987

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David Bruce Birnbaum, MD
Clarksville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1986

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Charles Patrick Fitch, MD
1731 Memorial Dr
Clarksville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Gateway Health System, Clarksville, Tn
Group Practice: Clarksville Ophthalmology

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Steven M Brady, DO
Clarksville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1998

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Reginald Shaw Lowe, MD
(931) 552-6830
1731 Memorial Dr Ste 100
Clarksville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Gateway Health System, Clarksville, Tn; Vanderbilt Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Clarksville Ophthalmology

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Dr.Charles Fitch
(931) 552-6830
1731 Memorial Drive #202
Clarksville, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Gateway Health System, Clarksville, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Earle Glenn Sanford, MD
(253) 968-1760
Clarksville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1996

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J Honeycutt OD
Eye Care Plus
(931) 553-8033
2866 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN
 
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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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