Corneal Transplant Surgery New Orleans LA

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James G Diamond, MD
(504) 588-5314
1430 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Tulane Univ Hosp And Clinics, New Orleans, La; Memorial Med Ctr -Baptist Cam, New Orleans, La
Group Practice: Eye Care & Surgery Center; Tulane Faculty Practice Plan T Ulane Univ Health Sciences Ct

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Donald Russell Blocker, MD
(504) 412-1200
2020 Gravier St Ste B
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1959

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Robert Allen Gordon, MD
(504) 588-5805
1430 Tulane Ave SL69
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Tulane Univ Hosp And Clinics, New Orleans, La; St Francis Med Ctr, Monroe, La
Group Practice: Tulane Faculty Practice Plan T Ulane Univ Health Sciences Ct

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Herbert Edward Kaufman, MD
(504) 568-6700
2020 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: University Hosp/Med Ctr Of La, New Orleans, La
Group Practice: Lsu Eye Ctr

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Jordan L Heffez, MD
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple University
Graduation Year: 2003

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Claiborne H Callahan, MD
1430 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 2000

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Kyle Valentino Acosta, MD
(504) 588-5804
1430 Tulane Ave SL69
New Orleans, 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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David Allen Di Loreto, MD
2020 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1997

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Ramesh S Ayyala, MD FRCS
(504) 584-2479
1430 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mbbs, 1984, Gandhi Med Coll
Graduation Year: 2007

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Miles H Friedlander, MD
(504) 988-5804
1430 Tulane Ave SL-69
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1959

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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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