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Louis Ward Close, MD
(615) 446-9988
112 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1973

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Donald Weiss OD
Dickson Eye Health Ctr
(615) 446-8089
Po Box 340
Dickson, TN
 
Eldred Houck Wiser, MD
(615) 441-4502
113 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1965

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Gerald Brice Hamilton, MD
113 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1997

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Bruce Wayne Herndon Jr, MD
(901) 332-0074
4299 Elvis Presley Blvd
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1960

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Daniel J McClure, MD
114 Highway 70 East South
Dickson, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Tennessee - Memphis
Graduation Year: 1994

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Lori Weiss OD
Dickson Eye Health Ctr
(615) 446-8089
Po Box 340
Dickson, TN
 
Robert Pham Ngoc Thuan, MD
(615) 441-4502
113 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med & Pharm Univ, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (942-01 Eff 1/83)
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Horizon Med Ctr, Dickson, Tn
Group Practice: Horizon Medical Group

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Gustavo Huerta Mercado, MD
(615) 441-4504
113 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.John Johnson
(423) 929-2111
225 Midway Medical Park
Bristol, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Johnson City Med Ctr, Johnson City, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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