Corneal Transplant Surgery Elizabeth City NC

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Melody Ann Morrow, MD
(252) 335-5446
1503 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1976

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Jitendra Swarup, MD
(252) 335-5446
1503 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michael Baughan OD
Ahoskie Eye Care
(252) 333-1155
1813 W Ehringhaus St
Elizabeth City, NC
 
Joseph Thomas Jenkins, MD
(252) 335-4890
105 Medical Dr
Elizabeth City, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1998

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David Lance Carter, MD
(252) 335-4890
105 Medical Dr
Elizabeth City, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1992

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Marshall Simms Redding, MD
(252) 338-3909
09 Jordan Plz
Elizabeth City, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Albemarle Hosp, Elizabeth Cty, Nc; Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, Va

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Eric Burns OD
Albemarle Eye Ctr
(252) 335-5446
1503 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC
 
Marshall Redding MD
(252) 435-2501
102 Moyock Commons Dr # G
Moyock, NC
 
Antonio Jose Ruiz, MD
(252) 335-4890
105 Medical Dr
Elizabeth City, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1985

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Samuel Gatlin Jenkins, MD
(252) 335-4890
105 Medical Dr
Elizabeth City, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1955

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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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