Corneal Transplant Surgery Leitchfield KY

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Timothy Landis OD
Munfordville Eye Care Ctr
(270) 259-6329
2525 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY
 
Donovan C Bland
(270) 259-3035
910 Wallace Ave
Leitchfield, KY
Specialty
General Surgery

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Kenneth Maurice Sample, MD
(270) 259-3035
908 Wallace Ave Ste 109
Leitchfield, KY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1984

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John Worth Gamel, MD
(502) 852-7334
Department Oph/visual Scis 301 East Muhammad Ali B
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1971

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Jeffrey Jason White, MD
(919) 966-5296
6000 Brownsboro Park Blvd
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 2000

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Steve Edward Thomas
(270) 259-3035
910 Wallace Ave
Leitchfield, KY
Specialty
General Surgery

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Joseph C Petrocelli, MD
(270) 259-3035
908 Wallace Ave Ste 109
Leitchfield, KY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1975

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Joseph C Petrocelli
(270) 259-3035
910 Wallace Ave
Leitchfield, KY
Specialty
General Surgery

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Daniel Alan Ewen, MD
(859) 745-3060
PO Box 4277
Winchester, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jeffrey P Green, MD
22 Clinic Dr
Paris, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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