Corneal Transplant Surgery Germantown TN

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Dr.Steven Charles
(901) 767-4499
6401 Poplar Ave # 190
Memphis, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Baptist Memorial Hosp -Memphi, Memphis, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Joseph Manson Scott, MD
(901) 767-3937
6485 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1954

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Richard Ervin Sievers, MD
(901) 682-1100
O'Ryan Bldg 6005 Park Ave Ste 624B
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Mid-South Retina Assocs

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Audrey Whaley Tuberville, MD
(901) 682-4657
5220 Park Ave Ste 200
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Mid South Eye Specialists Inc

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Joseph Perry Rowland Jr, MD
6258 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1997

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Henry Thompson Grizzard, MD
(901) 682-5687
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1961

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David Aaron Usdan, MD
(901) 685-1886
6005 Park Ave Ste 830B
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tn; Baptist Mem Hosp, Memphis, Tn

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Lawrence Wooten Gordon, MD
(901) 682-1100
O'Ryan Bldg Ste 624B 6005 Park Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Mid-South Retina Assocs

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John Macklin Freeman, MD
(859) 426-0780
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1999

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James F D Freeman, MD
(901) 767-3937
6485 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Memphis Eye & Cataract 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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