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William Caldwell Hathcock, MD
Acworth, GA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1939

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Dr.Stephen D Tedder
(678) 838-9999
6001 Professional Parkway
Douglasville, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Douglasville Wellstar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Stephen David Tedder, MD
(770) 427-8111
8954 Hospital Dr Ste 105D
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.Feng Zhao
(770) 382-3598
962 Joe Frank Harris SE # 201
Cartersville, GA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Fujian Med Coll, Fuzhou, Fujian Prov
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Cartersville Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Claude R Poliak, MD
(770) 607-0220
13 Bowen Ct
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1960

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David Wesley White, MD
(770) 590-7311
1408 Trees of Kennesaw Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1958

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David Scott Hemmings, MD
(770) 427-8111
8954 Hospital Dr Ste 105D
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1994

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Herbert Lee Blatt, MD
(770) 949-3885
PO Box 2010
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Infectious Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Douglas Hosp, Douglasville, Ga
Group Practice: Blatt Eye Ctr

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Byron Alan Long, MD
(770) 427-8111
3565 Austell Rd SW Ste 34
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1995

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Jeffrey Randall Brant, MD
(770) 382-3598
962 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE Ste 201
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Emory Cartersville Med Ctr, Cartersville, Ga; Redmond Reg Med Ctr, Rome, Ga
Group Practice: Allatoona Eye Institute

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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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