Corneal Transplant Surgery Little Rock AR

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Carol W Chappell, MD
(501) 661-1123
5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 200
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1974

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Michael Norman Wiggins, MD
(501) 686-5150
4301 W Markham St Ste 523
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1997

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T Dale Alford, MD FACS
12 Ozark Pt
Little Rock, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Arkansas
Graduation Year: 1939

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Dr.Katherine Baltz
(501) 664-5354
5 Saint Vincent Cir # 101
Little Rock, AR
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: St Vincent Infirmary-Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Tracy Clement Baltz, MD
(501) 224-5658
804 Ash St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1997

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Thomas Christopher Cannon, MD
(501) 257-6781
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1987

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John Forrest Henry, MD
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1944

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Dr.George T. Schroeder
9800 Lile Dr # 301
Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Gibson Watkins, MD
(501) 227-6797
9600 Lile Dr Doctors Park Building Ste 230
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1973

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John David Carrico, MD
(501) 223-7199
350 Doctors Park Ste 350
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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