Corneal Transplant Surgery Forest Park GA

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Harvey Bruce Du Biner, MD
(770) 435-2285
1000 Corporate Center Dr
Morrow, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga
Group Practice: Clayton Eye Ctr

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Ricardo B Akstein, MD
(770) 996-4844
86 Upper Riverdale Rd SE Ste 100
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Do Est Da Guanabara, Fac De Cien Med, Rio De Janeiro, Rj
Graduation Year: 1974

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Robert Thornton Goetzinger, MD
(770) 994-9913
131 Upper Riverdale Rd SW
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga; Henry Med Ctr, Stockbridge, Ga
Group Practice: Goetzinger Eye Institute

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Joseph A Manno, MD
(404) 766-6268
777 Cleveland Avenue South West South
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1972

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Ingrid Albrette Ellison, MD
1275 Cleveland Ave
East Point, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Morehouse Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30310
Graduation Year: 1994

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Joon Young Kim, MD
(770) 968-8888
1000 Corporate Center Dr Ste 100
Morrow, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1980

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Kevin Stewart Freeman, MD
(770) 991-1624
33 Upper Riverdale Rd SW Ste 114
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1987

Data Provided By:
Glenn Stephen Shear, MD
(770) 991-1624
33 Upper Riverdale Rd SW Ste 114
Riverdale, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga
Group Practice: South County Eye Clinic

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Ahmed Mostafa Nassar, MD
(404) 766-6268
777 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 616
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Spanish, French, Arabic
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 2000

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Robert Howard Marmer, MD
(404) 768-2020
777 Cleveland Ave SW
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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