Corneal Transplant Surgery Lake Charles LA

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Larry Don Stewart, MD
(318) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 1
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Charles Mem Hosp, Lake Charles, La; Christus St Patrick Hosp, Lake Charles, La
Group Practice: Eye Clinic

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William Alfred Mixon, MD
(337) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 1
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1962

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Patrick M Crawford, MD
(337) 478-3810
303 Wilson St
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1993

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Jon A Yokubaitis, MD
(337) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 1
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1987

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Patrick M Crawford Jr, MD
(337) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: West Calcasieu-Cameron Hosp, Sulphur, La
Group Practice: Eye Clinic

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Don Alan Bravin, MD
(318) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Charles Mem Hosp, Lake Charles, La; Christus St Patrick Hosp, Lake Charles, La
Group Practice: Eye Clinic

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William Lawrence Iglinsky, MD
(337) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 1
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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William Beroen Hart, MD
(563) 439-4014
780 Bayou Pines East Dr
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Charles Mem Hosp, Lake Charles, La
Group Practice: Lakeside Optical Inc

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Alan D Lacoste, MD
(337) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 1
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Charles Mem Hosp, Lake Charles, La
Group Practice: Eye Clinic

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John Ennis Sorrells Jr, MD
(318) 478-3810
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 1
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Charles Mem Hosp, Lake Charles, La; Christus St Patrick Hosp, Lake Charles, La
Group Practice: Eye Clinic

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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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