Corneal Transplant Surgery Hagerstown MD

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William Hanten Flittie, MD
(301) 745-5200
322 E Antietam St # 306A
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1976

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James W Sachs, MD
251 E Baltimore St
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Eye Ctr
Graduation Year: 1938

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Wilmer Jay Keener, MD
(301) 733-4200
1110 Opal Ct Ste 3
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1969

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Robert Edward Gladsden, MD
(301) 745-5150
1640 Dual Hwy Ste B
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1975

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Robert Eric Parnes, MD
(724) 942-0737
1150 Opal Ct
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1989

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Craig Edmonds, MD
(301) 733-4200
251 E Baltimore St
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1969

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Erik Arthur Bergman, MD
(301) 791-0888
251 E Baltimore St
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1979

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John Joseph Wroblewski, MD
(301) 665-1712
150 Opal Court
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dara Tash, MD
(301) 416-8600
251 E Baltimore St
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Philadelphia
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Christopher Henry, MD
(301) 791-0888
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Hosp, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Capital Eye Physicians & Surgeons

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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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