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James Brice Dickson, MD
(803) 799-9919
1333 Taylor St Ste 4G
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Facial Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Palmetto Baptist Med Ctr -Col, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Columbia Eye Clinic Pa

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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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William Lloyd Clark, MD
(803) 931-0077
2750 Laurel St Ste 101
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1995

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Charles David Finley, MD
(803) 779-3070
1920 Pickens St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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Scott Alan Weyant, MD
(810) 257-9682
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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Caroline L Gibbes, MD
2601 Laurel St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1975

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Daniela Whiteside, MD
(803) 434-6000
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Hochschule Lubeck, Lubeck, Germany (407-36 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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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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