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Dr.Daryl Kaswinkel
(615) 452-4006
323 Hancock Street
Gallatin, TN
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.David Newsom
(615) 824-4073
Ste 8, 107 Imperial Boulevard
Hendersonville, TN
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M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Deborah J Stewart Ruark, MD
Old Hickory, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1975

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Kerry James Schumacher, MD
(615) 453-1653
1616 W Main St Ste 101
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Radiology, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1977

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William Darryl Schenk, MD
(615) 452-4210
1670 W Main St Ste 100
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1981

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Michael Edward Green, MD
(615) 452-1602
854 Lone Oak Dr
Gallatin, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1990

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David Newsom, MD
107 Imperial Blvd Ste 8
Hendersonville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Oklahoma
Graduation Year: 1986

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Randolph R Evans, MD
(615) 453-5155
1670 W Main St Ste 100
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1983

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Fred Kirk Bowles, MD
1670 W Main St
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1992

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William Gene Gates, MD
(615) 883-2356
5653 Frist Blvd Ste 532
Hermitage, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Summit Med Ctr, Hermitage, Tn
Group Practice: Summit Eye Assoc

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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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