Corneal Transplant Surgery Kingsland GA

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Ben Hill Jenkins, MD
PO Box 1225
Saint Marys, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Nuevo Leon, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1950

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Stewart Atkinson Jr, MD
(404) 872-4701
Fernandina Beach, FL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1964

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Ian Buchli OD
Wright Eye Care
(912) 729-6111
1351 Boone Avenue Ext E # 18
Kingsland, GA
 
Jay Crump OD
Daytona Eye Ctr
(904) 225-1997
1870 E State Road 200
Yulee, FL
 
William H Cantey, MD
PO Box 5189
Saint Marys, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1995

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Joann M Ray Webster, MD
(904) 321-2684
PO Box 15957
Fernandina Beach, FL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1993

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Julia Wright OD
Coastal Vision Ctr
(912) 576-8980
130 N Gross Rd # 105
Kingsland, GA
 
Joann Webster MD
Camden Eye Ctr
(912) 576-6493
2040 Dan Proctor Dr # 130
St Marys, GA
 
Amy Beckham OD
Vision Center Yulee
(904) 261-4425
464016 E State St
Yulee, FL
 
Carlos A Levy-Eliceiri
(912) 882-4254
100 Lakeshore Dr
Saint Marys, GA
Specialty
General Surgery

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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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