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Hal H Crosswell Jr, MD
(803) 779-3070
1920 Pickens St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1960

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John Charles Hindersman, MD
(803) 799-0585
750 Laurel St Ste 102
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1969

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William Arnold Johnson, MD
(803) 779-3070
1920 Pickens St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Hospital, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Columbia Eye Clinic

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Robert Brian Huff, MD
(803) 256-0641
1655 Bernardin Ave Ste 100
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1992

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John A Wells III, MD
(803) 931-0077
2750 Laurel St Ste 101
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Palmetto Richland Memorial Hos, Columbia, Sc; Providence Hospital, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: University Of South Carolina

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Charles H Peebles Jr, MD
2601 Laurel St Ste 110
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1951
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Hospital, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Eye Physicians And Surgeons Of Columbia Pa

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John Anderson Wells Jr, MD
(803) 931-0077
2750 Laurel St Ste 101
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Palmetto Richland Memorial Hos, Columbia, Sc; Providence Hospital, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: University Of South Carolina

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Hal Holland Crosswell, MD
(803) 779-3070
1920 Pickens St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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Don Jobe Jackson, MD
(803) 779-3070
1920 Pickens St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1969

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William Cain, MD
(803) 779-3070
1920 Pickens St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Hospital, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Columbia Eye Clinic

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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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