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John Victor Hardaway, MD
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1994

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John Victor Hardaway, MD
(910) 347-4884
312 Harvest Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1994

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Larry Brent Wilshire, MD
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Nc

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L Brent Wilshire MD
Office Park Eye Ctr
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
 
G M Conekin OD
Insight Optometric Svc
(910) 353-0541
200 Doctors Dr # K
Jacksonville, NC
 
Clyde Kent Price, MD
(910) 353-1030
264 Memorial Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1987

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Carol Ann Johnston, MD
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1986

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James Feargal Gallagher, MD
(910) 450-4730
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1987

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Christina Buteria MD
Office Park Eye Ctr
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
 
Wilshire, L Brent, Md - Office Park Eye Ctr
(910) 355-3937
6 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC

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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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