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Robert A Sisk, MD
Edgewood, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Kentucky
Graduation Year: 2003

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Ekaterini C Karatza, MD
Fort Mitchell, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Thraki, Med Section, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Graduation Year: 1992

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Michael S Halpin, MD
(859) 341-4525
375 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1975

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Raymond Aubrey Schultz, MD
(513) 922-2590
5340 Rapid Run Rd Ste 2
Cincinnati, OH
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1975

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Mark Thomas Bergmann, MD
(513) 661-3566
2859 Boudinot Ave Ste 301
Cincinnati, OH
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jean Amrien Noll, MD
(859) 341-4525
375 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY
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Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeth Med Ctr-South, Edgewood, Ky
Group Practice: Tri State Centers For Sight

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Charles Joseph Breen, MD
(859) 384-7058
375 Thomas More Pkwy
Covington, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1987

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Matthew F Appenzeller, MD
Ft Wright, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Medical Univ. South Carolina
Graduation Year: 2004

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Michael David Sifri, MD
(513) 922-1550
2745 Anderson Ferry Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1991

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Gerald Albert L Bouchard, MD
(513) 661-4140
3012 Glenmore Ave Ste 101
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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