Corneal Transplant Surgery New Iberia LA

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Roland Joseph Sylvester, MD
(337) 365-5406
1110 Angers St
New Iberia, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1962

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Thomas Davis Curry, MD
(337) 367-1247
607 Rue de Brille
New Iberia, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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Leon Claude La Haye, MD
(337) 235-2149
201 Rue Iberville Ste 800
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Zvi Aviner, MD
(800) 892-3937
201 Rue Iberville Ste 800
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: The Hebrew Univ, Hadassah Med Sch, Jerusalem, Israel
Graduation Year: 1966

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Frank Joseph Culotta Jr, MD
(318) 232-2710
1101 S College Rd Ste 304
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Lafayette General Med Ctr, Lafayette, La

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Henry Mark Kwong, MD
(337) 367-1247
607 Rue de Brille
New Iberia, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1974

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Ricardo R Leoni II, MD
(337) 981-2393
Ste A 203 Rue Lous XIV
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1995

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Richard James Piccione, MD
(318) 989-2600
4630 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Ste 414
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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Clarence B Billingsley, MD
(337) 235-2149
201 Rue Iberville Ste 800
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Doctors Hosp Of Opelousas, Opelousas, La; Opelousas Gen Hosp, Opelousas, La
Group Practice: La Haye Total Eye Care

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Susan Elizabeth Azar, MD
(504) 412-1200
412 Live Oak Dr
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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