Corneal Transplant Surgery Knoxville TN

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Dr.Gary Gitschlag
(865) 521-7998
2100 W Clinch Ave # 400
Knoxville, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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John T Dawson, MD
(865) 546-1464
930 Emerald Ave Ste 510/St Mary's Prof Bldg
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1985

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Lori Lebow, MD
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Tod Alan Mc Millan, MD
(865) 588-0811
1124 E Weisgarber Rd Ste 207
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1990

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Stephen Lee Perkins, MD
(865) 588-0811
1124 E Weisgarber Rd Ste 207
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Hosp Of East Tenn, Knoxville, Tn; Univ Of Tenn Mem Hospital, Knoxville, Tn
Group Practice: Southeastern Retina Assoc

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Gary Norman Gitschlag, MD
(865) 521-7998
2100 W Clinch Ave Ste 400
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1976

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nicholas gray anderson, MD
(865) 588-0811
1124 E. Weisgarber
knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
english
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphi
Graduation Year: 1950

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Philip Darby Campbell, MD
(865) 637-8812
1124 E Weisgarber Rd Ste 100
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kenneth L Raulston Jr, MD
(865) 546-7140
St Mary's Prof Bldg Suite 711
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health System, Knoxville, Tn
Group Practice: Center For Sight

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Nicholas Gray Anderson, MD
(865) 588-0811
1124 E Weisgarber Rd Ste 207
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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