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Edgar Clarence Gamponia, MD
(304) 366-7947
1 Physicians Plz Ste 282
Fairmont, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Fairmont Gen Hosp, Fairmont, Wv
Group Practice: Regional Eye Associates; Regional Eye Associates Inc

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Anthony D Realini, MD
(501) 686-5150
PO Box 9193
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ No Carolina
Graduation Year: 1993

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Terry Lynn Schwartz, MD
(304) 598-6925
PO Box 9193
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jennifer Sivak Callcott, MD
(304) 598-6944
PO Box 9193
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1996

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Judie Fern Charlton, MD
(304) 598-6925
101 Stadium Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1985

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Q A Melgarejo, MD
(304) 366-5010
5 Erwin Ln Ste 1
Fairmont, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Asuncion, Fac De Cien Med, Asuncion, Paraguay
Graduation Year: 1963

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John Vincent Linberg, MD
(304) 598-6943
PO Box 9193
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1971

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Hormuz P Wadia, MD
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: West Virginia Univ
Graduation Year: 2002

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Amos Wesley Wilkinson, MD
(304) 842-2039
PO Box 238
Bridgeport, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Wv
Group Practice: Bridgeport Eye & Laser Surgery

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Monique J Leys, MD
(304) 598-4820
PO Box 9193
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kath Univ Leuven, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leuven, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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