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Judith Bradley, MD
PO Box 407
Laurel, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Mississippi
Graduation Year: 1986

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John Benton Lyon, MD
(601) 426-9454
4 Ashton Ct
Laurel, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1994

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Watts Davis OD
Family Eye Ctr
(601) 649-1437
Po Box 648
Laurel, MS
 
Martin L Beard, MD FACS
PO Box 4130
Laurel, MS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry
Graduation Year: 1960

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Stacy L Smithers, MD
(601) 649-7802
714 N 6th Ave
Laurel, MS
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1995

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Eric Everett Lindstrom, MD
(601) 428-0999
1020 Adams St
Laurel, MS
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: South Central Reg Med Ctr, Laurel, Ms
Group Practice: Lindstrom Eye Clinic

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E Watts Davis OD
Eye Care Assoc
(601) 649-1437
Po Box 648
Laurel, MS
 
Lindstrom Eye Clinic PA
(601) 426-9454
1020 Adams St
Laurel, MS

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Robert R Applewhite
(601) 649-7802
1007 Jefferson St
Laurel, MS
Specialty
General Surgery

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Vinay Kumar, MD
(601) 426-2008
216A S 13th Ave
Laurel, MS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indira Ghandi Med Coll, Nagpur Univ, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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