Corneal Transplant Surgery Jonesborough TN

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Judaun Alison, MD
(423) 439-7220
325 N State Of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1989

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Janet Derouen Brown, MD
(423) 461-7220
325 N State of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1982

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Alan Noe Mc Cartt, MD
(423) 929-2111
110 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1982

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Gary Waine Wilson, MD
(405) 733-2020
1114 Sunset Dr
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1968

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Anne Helen Eberhart, MD
325 N State of Franklin Rd # F
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1999

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Phil Vernon Walters, MD
(423) 929-2111
110 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Johnson City Med Ctr, Johnson City, Tn; Johnson City Med Ctr, Johnson City, Tn
Group Practice: Johnson City Eye Clinic

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Nancy J Alison, MD
325 N State of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Tn State Medical School
Graduation Year: 1989

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John Clifford Johnson, MD
(423) 929-2111
110 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Johnson City Med Ctr, Johnson City, Tn
Group Practice: Johnson City Eye Clinic

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Dr.Anne Eberhart
(423) 439-7220
325 North State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Barbara Joan O Kimbrough, MD
(423) 439-7215
325 N State of Franklin Rd
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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