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Timothy Edward Gordon, MD
(931) 381-7000
1400 Hatcher Ln
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Marshall Med Ctr, Lewisburg, Tn; Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn

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Everton Leroy Arrindell, MD
(615) 329-7206
1709 Wedgewood Dr
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael Kaslow, MD
(805) 987-8705
Mt Pleasant, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1969

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Kurt Jeter OD
(931) 381-2068
1501 Hatcher Ln # C
Columbia, TN
 
Subba Gollamudi MD
Remke Eye Clinic
(931) 359-4373
1250 S Ellington Pkwy
Lewisburg, TN
 
James Claude King, MD
(931) 380-1900
1400 Hatcher Ln
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1955

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Charles Dalton Atnip, MD
(931) 381-2062
854 W James Campbell Blvd
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn

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Daniel E Bustos, MD
Thompsons Station, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Texas San Antonio
Graduation Year: 2003

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Sheri Hibbett OD
(931) 380-3036
1301 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
 
Andrew W Sisk
(931) 381-4976
1223 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialty
General Surgery

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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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