Corneal Transplant Surgery Lillington NC

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Michael Kelly MD
(919) 552-3181
1340 N Main St
Fuquay Varina, NC
 
Dan Stamps OD
Fayetteville Optical Co
(910) 488-0211
4140 Ramsey St # 101
Fayetteville, NC
 
Te-Ming Tommy Chang, MD
(910) 892-1550
835 Keith Hills Rd
Lillington, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1997

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Te Ming Tommy Chang
(910) 892-1550
133 Professional Park
Erwin, NC
Specialty
General Surgery

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Bruce Carl Steffes, MD
(910) 630-3366
323 Damsel Ct
Linden, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1976

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Patrick ODowd
Johnson Optometric Assoc
(919) 557-0308
505 N Judd Pkwy Ne
Fuquay Varina, NC
 
Chris Holland OD
Risk Optometric Assoc Pa
(910) 483-4228
4140 Ramsey St # 101
Fayetteville, NC
 
Sanford William Hawkins-Rivers
(910) 892-1550
133 Professional Park
Erwin, NC
Specialty
General Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Ronald Marshel Rene', MD FACS
(843) 789-7330
2611 Ramey Dr
Linden, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: State Univ(stony Brook)
Graduation Year: 1984

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Brent Raymond Ellmers, MD
700 Tilghman Dr
Dunn, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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