Corneal Transplant Surgery New Albany IN

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Farah Shakur Ikram, MD
(812) 941-9506
824 University Woods Dr
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rawalpindi Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.CURTIS JORDAN
(812) 284-0660
1919 State Street
New Albany, IN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Curtis Allen Jordan, MD
(812) 283-4441
1919 State St Ste 140
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1984

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William Anthony Kean, MD
(502) 772-3625
1925 W Broadway
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1967

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Thom Jay Zimmerman, MD
(502) 852-5477
301 E Muhammad Ali Blvd
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1968

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Kenneth Ray Jaegers Jr, MD
1919 State St Ste 140
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1992

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Howard S Lazarus, MD
519 State St
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1986

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Timothy E Schmitt, MD
(812) 948-0616
519 State St
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Floyd Mem Hosp And Health Serv, New Albany, In
Group Practice: American Eye Institute

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Lawrence H Schoch, MD
(812) 284-0660
02 West 14th St
Jeffersonville, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1976

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Bradley Chas Black, MD
(812) 284-0660
302 W 14th St
Jeffersonville, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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