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Donald Houston Stewart, MD
(704) 295-3000
1401 Matthews Township Pkwy Ste 101
Matthews, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1990

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David Nels Ugland, MD
(704) 365-0555
135 S Sharon Amity Rd Ste 100
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1980

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Melvin Davis Childers, MD
(704) 364-7400
4335 Colwick Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1958

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David Brian Greenman, MD
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1999

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Samuel H Santander, MD
(919) 431-9496
3621 Randolph Rd Ste 100
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1989

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Erin Booher Goshorn, MD
3315 Springbank Ln Ste 204
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Ohio
Graduation Year: 1986

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Miriam E Ridley, MD
(704) 365-0555
135 S Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc; Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Horizon Eye Care

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Dr.Charles Marshall
(704) 365-0555
135 S Sharon Amity Rd # 100
Charlotte, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Maxwell Greenman, MD
(704) 375-2101
300 Billingsley Rd Ste 109
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1967

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David Lawrence Smith, MD
(704) 365-0555
135 S Sharon Amity Rd Ste 100
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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