Corneal Transplant Surgery Fort Bragg NC

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Michael V Rynne, MD
(207) 623-8411
104 Ellerslie Dr
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1971

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Frank Ward Browning, MD
(910) 323-1850
810 Elm St
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1966

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Gerry Stetson Hayes, MD
(202) 745-2275
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1971

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Lee Andrew Clark, MD
(910) 484-2171
225 Timberlake Dr
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson, Nc
Group Practice: Wilson Carolina Eye Ctr

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Miles Warren Whitaker, MD
(910) 484-6966
1726 Metromedical Dr
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1985

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James Michael Geiger, MD
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1973

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Jerome V Benz Jr, DO
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1997

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Hasmukhlal A Mithani, MD
(496) 221-1725
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alexandria, Fac Of Med, Alexandria, Egypt (330-03 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1965

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Luther Cook Sappenfield, MD
(910) 485-2366
1 Village Plaza
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1957

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Gary Benj Copeland, MD
(910) 484-6141
1629 Owen Dr
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1960

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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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