Corneal Transplant Surgery Fort Benning GA

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Lionel M Yoe, MD
2404 13th St
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1951

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Dan Stephen Hollis, MD
(334) 616-0777
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1973

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Charles Lewis Calhoun, MD
(706) 323-3491
2616 Warm Springs Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1967

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Bret Cameron Crumpton, DO
(706) 323-3491
2616 Warm Springs Rd Ste B
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nova Se Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Ft Lauderdale Fl 33328
Graduation Year: 1993

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Titus David Payne, MD
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1961

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Steven Lloyd Henslee, MD
(706) 653-7986
2012 10th Ave
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979

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Stephen Lee Beaty, MD
(263) 096-4209
2616 Warm Springs Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1982

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Charles Francis Speakman, MD
(706) 323-3491
2616 Warm Springs Rd
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1987

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Emanuel Wilkes, MD
(706) 327-9965
822 22nd St
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center, Columbus, Ga

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Floyd C Jarrell Jr, MD
(706) 323-3491
6688 Creekview Pl
Columbus, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1946
Hospital
Hospital: Doctors Hosp, Columbus, Ga

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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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