Corneal Transplant Surgery Louisville KY

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Eric M Schwietz, MD
Louisville, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Louisville
Graduation Year: 2004

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Edwin W Nolan, MD
3003 Piedmont Dr
Louisville, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Louisville
Graduation Year: 1953

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John Norris Hafner, MD
(502) 458-1934
Medical Arts Bldg 1169 Eastern Pkwy Ste 1211
Louisville, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1961

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George John, MD
(502) 894-9757
6400 Dutchmans Pkwy Ste 220A
Louisville, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Mark Cassol
(502) 938-3937
6400 Dutchmans Pkwy #250
Louisville, KY
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Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 2001
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Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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John Russell Gleason, MD
(502) 584-2421
801 Barret Ave
Louisville, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1957

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Lloyd Ross Taustine, MD
(502) 458-9004
1169 Eastern Pkwy Ste 3334 Med Arts Bldg
Louisville, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Jewish Hosp, Louisville, Ky; Audubon Hosp, Louisville, Ky
Group Practice: Taustine Eye Ctr

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Heather Lynn Harmon, MD
(502) 896-8700
6400 Dutchmans Pkwy Ste 125
Louisville, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1996

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Brian K Kritchman, MD
(502) 458-9004
1169 Eastern Pkwy Ste 3334
Louisville, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Fac Of Med (352-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1983

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Judith Mohay, MD
6420 Dutchmans Pkwy Ste 375
Louisville, KY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Szeged Hungary Univ Med Schl
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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