Corneal Transplant Surgery El Dorado AR

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Ivory Amelia Kinslow, MD
(870) 862-4216
310 Thompson Ave
El Dorado, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1989

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James Landers MD
South Arkansas Eye Clinic
(870) 862-4216
310 Thompson Ave
El Dorado, AR
 
Robert C Tommey
(870) 862-3411
815 Thompson Ave
El Dorado, AR
Specialty
General Surgery

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Donald J Voelker
(870) 863-0333
700 W Grove St
El Dorado, AR
Specialty
Vascular Surgery

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David M Yocum, MD FACS
106 W Main St
El Dorado, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Arkansas
Graduation Year: 1946

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John Richard Williamson, MD
(870) 862-4216
310 Thompson Ave
El Dorado, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Southern Ark, El Dorado, Ar
Group Practice: Optical Dispensary

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William Landers OD
South Arkansas Eye Clinic
(870) 862-4216
310 Thompson Ave
El Dorado, AR
 
Charles E Tommey, MD FACS
(870) 863-9453
123 Glenridge Pkwy
El Dorado, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Arkansas
Graduation Year: 1945

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Moises Antonio Menendez, MD
(870) 862-3411
815 Thompson Ave
El Dorado, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Prog Acad De Med, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1970

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William R Scurlock, MD FACS
1305 Briarwood Dr
El Dorado, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Arkansas
Graduation Year: 1960

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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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