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Dr.Craig Thorstad
(256) 536-7483
2780 Bob Wallace Ave
Huntsville, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Crestwood Med Ctr, Huntsville, Al
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Craig Keith Thorstad, MD
(256) 536-7483
2780 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Crestwood Med Ctr, Huntsville, Al; Huntsville Hosp-West, Huntsville, Al
Group Practice: Center For Sight

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Herbert Horton Bowden Jr, MD
(256) 539-9937
2021 Alexander Dr SE
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Huntsville Hosp-West, Huntsville, Al
Group Practice: Eye For God

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Asha Sri D Nuthi, DO
401 Meridian St N Ste 400
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1998

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William Nathan Mitchell, MD
(256) 533-0315
120 Governors Dr SE Ste 100
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1994

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Walter J Hubickey, DO
(910) 907-8647
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1983

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S Hutson Hay, MD
(256) 533-7330
310 Clinton Ave W
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Tennessee
Graduation Year: 1969

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Patricia M Mc Coy, MD
(256) 705-3937
401 Meridian St N Ste 200
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Crestwood Med Ctr, Huntsville, Al; Huntsville Hosp-West, Huntsville, Al
Group Practice: Eye Center

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Rebekah J Moss Fletcher, MD
(256) 355-3010
1238 13th Ave SE
Decatur, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1982

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John Byron Cox, MD
(256) 880-0667
333 Whitesport Dr SW Ste 101
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Crestwood Med Ctr, Huntsville, Al; Huntsville Hosp-West, Huntsville, Al

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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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