Corneal Transplant Surgery Hurricane WV

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Devin Audric King, MD
(304) 757-8700
1204 Hospital Dr
Hurricane, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1999

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Richard Charles Rashid, MD
(304) 768-7371
4513 Maccorkle Ave SW
South Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1962

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Muhib Shukri Tarakji, MD
(304) 766-2101
418 Greenway Ave
South Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1973

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Nicole Mary Rashid, MD
(304) 768-7371
4513 Maccorkle Ave SW
South Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 2001

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Michael Patrick Varley, MD
(304) 346-4400
1741 Woodvale Dr
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Muhib Tarakji
(304) 766-2101
418 Greenway Avenue
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Michael L Harris, MD
(304) 768-7371
4501 Maccorkle Ave SW Ste 500
South Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Herbert J Thomas Memorial Hosp, S Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv

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Lavanya Shah, MD
(304) 768-7600
400 Division St Ste 1
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1989

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Taoufik Anwar Sadat, MD
(304) 414-0022
PO Box 58146
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1996

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George V Hamrick, MD FACS
1233 Upper Ridgeway Rd
Charleston, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maryland
Graduation Year: 1948

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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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