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John Jones Garrett, MD
(713) 668-6828
PO Box 130563
Houston, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1965

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James Harold Krause, MD
(713) 528-6347
PO Box 667130
Houston, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1958

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Jo Lee Wupper, MD
Houston, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1978

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Stephen Glenn Slade, MD
(713) 626-5544
3900 Essex Ln Ste 101
Houston, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1978

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Brian T Chan-Kai, MD
Houston, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Wisconsin
Graduation Year: 2003

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Ryan William Rogers, MD
(310) 375-8011
Houston, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1998
Hospital
Hospital: Desert Reg Med Ctr, Palm Springs, Ca
Group Practice: Desert Medical Group; Desert Medical Group Inc

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Paul Michael Mann II, MD
1907 River Oaks Blvd
Houston, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1999

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Lowell Andrew Watkins, MD
(713) 862-6631
427 W 20th St Ste 100
Houston, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Christus St Joseph Hosp, Houston, Tx; Memorial Hermann Hosp System, Houston, Tx
Group Practice: Heights Surgery Ctr

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James Alfred Smelley, MD
(713) 869-3383
1740 W 27th St
Houston, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital Nw, Houston, Tx
Group Practice: Northwest Eye Assoc

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Dora Elia Cantu, MD
(830) 997-0734
1740 W 27th St Ste 180
Houston, TX
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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