Corneal Transplant Surgery North Little Rock AR

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Dennis Leo Wingfield, MD
(501) 758-5642
3807 McCain Park Dr Ste 103
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1976

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David Wayne Day, MD
(501) 364-1150
800 Marshall St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Other
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Arkansas Childrens Hosp, Little Rock, Ar; U A M S Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Medical College Physicians Group -Uams

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Frank J LoRusso, MD
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Cincinnati
Graduation Year: 1984

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Paul Harvey Phillips, MD
(501) 686-5150
800 Marshall St Slot 111
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1989

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Julia Whiteside Michel, MD
(216) 778-2236
1120 Marshall St # 506
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Metrohealth Med Ctr, Cleveland, Oh

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Nicola Maria Selig, MD
(214) 522-2661
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1993

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G Stewart Ray, MD
(518) 262-2550
19 Fontenay Cir
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1957

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Michael Carroll Brodsky, MD
(501) 364-1888
800 Marshall St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Arkansas Childrens Hosp, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Medical College Physicians Group -Uams

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Christopher T Westfall, MD
(501) 686-5150
800 Marshall Street Slot Suite 653
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1976

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John Alan Cone, MD
(972) 208-0140
800 Marshall Street Slot 900
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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