Corneal Transplant Surgery Georgetown SC

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Gerald Roberts Tiller, MD
(803) 546-8421
PO Box 2900
Georgetown, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Eye Group

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Richard E Dechamplain, MD
Georgetown, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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Gina Cottle Jayawant, MD
(843) 652-3937
PO Box 1919
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1996

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George Philip Hillen III, MD
(843) 347-7236
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc
Group Practice: Stokes Regional Eye Ctr

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John Ronald Hazelton, MD
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1997

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Carole Marie Young, MD
(843) 546-8421
PO Box 2900
Georgetown, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Eye Group

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George Philip Hillen, MD
(843) 651-6779
4620 Burnt Oak Ct
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr.Charles Doering
(843) 652-3937
4055 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jonathan J Ply, MD
(843) 651-8200
3911 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Jonathan J. Ply
(843) 651-8200
3911 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.4, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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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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