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William Glen Hart, MD
(270) 753-3131
300 S 8th Medical Arts Bldg
Murray, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dwight Hallic Capps, MD
Murray, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Arkansas
Graduation Year: 1985

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Hal E Houston
(270) 753-9595
300 S 8th St
Murray, KY
Specialty
General Surgery

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Charles Douglas Tucker, MD
(270) 753-8724
300 S 8th St
Murray, KY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Marshall County Hosp, Benton, Ky; Murray -Calloway Cnty Hosp, Murray, Ky
Group Practice: Murray Surgery Ctr

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Conie Crittenden Lowry, MD
(270) 753-2444
300 S 8th St
Murray, KY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1943

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Dwight Hallic Capps, MD
(501) 225-7892
Medical Arts Bldg 300 S 8th St Ste 284
Murray, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1985

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Laurel Van Horn OD
Eye Care Associates
(270) 527-7421
Po Box 256
Benton, KY
 
Charles Douglas Tucker
(270) 753-8724
300 S 8th St
Murray, KY
Specialty
General Surgery

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Hal E Houston, MD
(270) 753-9595
300 S 8th St
Murray, KY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1962

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James Craig Dowdy
(270) 753-2444
300 S 8th St
Murray, KY
Specialty
General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

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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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