Corneal Transplant Surgery Lithia Springs GA

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Herbert Lee Blatt, MD
(770) 949-3885
PO Box 2010
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Infectious Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Douglas Hosp, Douglasville, Ga
Group Practice: Blatt Eye Ctr

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Stephen David Tedder, MD
(770) 427-8111
8954 Hospital Dr Ste 105D
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1992

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David Scott Hemmings, MD
(770) 427-8111
8954 Hospital Dr Ste 105D
Douglasville, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1994

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Kenneth R Neufeld, MD
Smyrna, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Syracuse Med Ctr
Graduation Year: 1999

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Gerald Eugene Sanders, MD
(770) 427-8111
PO Box 878
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Kennestone Hosp, Marietta, Ga; Northside Hosp -Cherokee, Canton, Ga
Group Practice: Marietta Eye Clinic

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Atul Sharma, MD
Mableton, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.Stephen D Tedder
(678) 838-9999
6001 Professional Parkway
Douglasville, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Douglasville Wellstar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Byron Alan Long, MD
(770) 427-8111
3565 Austell Rd SW Ste 34
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1995

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Tina C Lucas Glass, MD
(770) 434-9324
3969 S Cobb Dr SE Ste 105
Smyrna, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Morehouse Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30310
Graduation Year: 1993

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John Henry Nolen Jr, MD
(770) 425-1341
4350 Sedberry Hill Ct SE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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