Corneal Transplant Surgery Dyersburg TN

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Parag Dinesh Gandhi, MD
401 E Tickle St
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 2000

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Jerry Marshall Jernigan, MD
(731) 285-1888
350 E Parkview St
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Hosp Of Dyersburg, Dyersburg, Tn
Group Practice: Dyersburg Eye Clinic

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Nadia Browning
Medsouth Healthcare
(731) 285-1888
350 E Parkview St
Dyersburg, TN
 
Michael Lee Armstrong, DO
(940) 327-8269
503 E Tickle St
Dyersburg, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.James Caylor
(731) 285-5244
503 E Tickle St # A
Dyersburg, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Surgeon (General)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Andreea Evelyn Partal, MD
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 2000

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Roman O Prawak, MD
350 E Parkview St
Dyersburg, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1998

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Richard Cape MD
(731) 286-2801
Po Box 647
Dyersburg, TN
 
Olyn Fred Moore III, MD
(901) 285-5244
503 E Tickle St
Dyersburg, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1979

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Melissa Lewis Barton
(731) 285-1119
1365 Flowering Dogwood Ln
Dyersburg, TN
Specialty
Hand 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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