Corneal Transplant Surgery Cynthiana KY

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Jeffrey P Green, MD
22 Clinic Dr
Paris, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1991

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Julian V Castillo, MD
(859) 234-3314
1210 Ky Highway 36 E Ste G1
Cynthiana, KY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1963

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James Richard Allen, MD
(859) 234-5579
151 Indian Creek Dr
Cynthiana, KY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1972

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Campbell Karl Schulstad, MD
(859) 234-0390
Cynthiana, KY
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Male
Education
Medical School: Mem Univ Of Newfoundland, Fac Of Med, St Johns, Nfld, Canada
Graduation Year: 1981

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Stephen M Murphree, MD
Mount Olivet, KY
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1984

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John Richard Bailey, MD
(502) 867-0263
131 Kingston Dr
Georgetown, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Southeastern Reg Med Ctr, Lumberton, Nc
Group Practice: Southeastern Eye Clinic

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Campbell Karl Schulstad, MD
(859) 234-0390
1210 Ky Highway 36 E
Cynthiana, KY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mem Univ Of Newfoundland, Fac Of Med, St Johns, Nfld, Canada
Graduation Year: 1981

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Charles F Allran
(859) 234-1197
1210 Ky Highway 36 E
Cynthiana, KY
Specialty
General Surgery

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Charles Forest Allran, MD
(859) 271-9097
5 Linville Dr
Paris, KY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina
Graduation Year: 1996

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Thomas E Sonnanstine
(502) 867-3303
1138 Lexington Rd
Georgetown, KY
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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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