Corneal Transplant Surgery Mount Olive NC

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Charles Saml Zwerling, MD
(919) 736-3937
2709 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1977

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Barry Hoyle Teasley, MD
(919) 734-8440
103 Cox Blvd
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1978

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Michael R Willman, DO
(919) 734-8440
103 Cox Blvd
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1992

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Thomas Shaver OD
Warren Eye Care
(919) 658-3892
Po Box 986
Mt Olive, NC
 
Charles Zwerling MD
Goldsboro Eye Clinic
(919) 736-3937
2709 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, NC
 
Terry Lee Forrest, MD
(919) 734-8440
103 Cox Blvd # BOX10907
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1982

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Linda Ruth Clark Obenour, MD
(713) 521-4442
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1966

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Patrick Mc Laren OD
Doctors Vision Ctr
(919) 658-0474
1130 N Breazeale Ave # D
Mt Olive, NC
 
Robert Harding OD
(919) 734-8440
Po Box 10907
Goldsboro, NC
 
Lindsay Herring OD
Mitchell Eye Ctr
(919) 778-4368
509 N Spence Ave
Goldsboro, NC
 
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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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