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Cynthia M Snell, MD
(803) 256-7494
2601 Laurel St Ste 110
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1991

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David S Asbill Jr, MD
(803) 254-8844
1417 Barnwell St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1955

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Alric Christopher Blake, MD
(803) 779-4144
1415 Blanding St Ste 5
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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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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Rudolph Mitchell Newman, 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: 1988

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Garner A J Wild, MD
(803) 779-3070
1920 Pickens St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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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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