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Don Dye OD
Wheeler & Dye
(706) 356-4772
Po Box 807
Elberton, GA
 
William Kendric Haley, MD
4 Medical Dr
Elberton, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1982

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Anthony Wayne Daws
(706) 376-6000
18 W Gibson St
Hartwell, GA
Specialty
General Surgery

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Gail Yvonne Cockrell, MD
138 W Gibson St
Hartwell, GA
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1983

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Oksana Maria Demediuk, MD
(706) 481-9191
3520 Walton Way Ext Ste 2A
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Doctors Hosp, Augusta, Ga; University Hosp, Augusta, Ga
Group Practice: Retina Eye Ctr

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William Kendric Haley
(706) 213-6618
4 Medical Dr
Elberton, GA
Specialty
General Surgery

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Anthony Wayne Daws, MD
(706) 376-6000
18 W Gibson St
Hartwell, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1972

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Jonathan Ray Merrill
(706) 376-7153
257 Athens St
Hartwell, GA
Specialty
General Surgery

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Jonathan Ray Merrill, MD
(706) 376-7153
257 Athens St
Hartwell, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Hart County Hosp, Hartwell, Ga; Elbert Mem Hosp, Elberton, Ga

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Mark Robert Dunbar, MD
(770) 475-0123
2500 Hospital Blvd Ste 115
Roswell, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist North Hosp, Cumming, Ga; North Fulton Reg Hosp, Roswell, Ga
Group Practice: North Fulton Eye Ctr

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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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