Corneal Transplant Surgery North Vernon IN

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Joseph William Conner, MD
(812) 524-3937
707 W Tipton St
Seymour, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Columbus Reg Hosp, Columbus, In; Memorial Hosp, Seymour, In
Group Practice: Conner Smith Eye Ctr

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Max Alan Henry, MD
(812) 372-4463
1930 Doctors Park Dr
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1980

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Stephen G Brueggemann, MD
(812) 372-3721
411 Plaza Dr
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Columbus Reg Hosp, Columbus, In
Group Practice: Columbus Eye Ctr

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Michael Joseph Pankratz, MD
(812) 373-7777
3135 Middle Dr
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Maggie Lisle OD
North Vernon Eye Clinic
(812) 346-8500
755 N State St
North Vernon, IN
 
Douglas Ray Wilson, MD
(812) 375-9390
2760 25th St Ste 200
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1988

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A D Hauersperger, MD
(812) 372-5441
1910 Parkside Dr
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indiana Univ
Graduation Year: 1955

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Walter George Brueggemann, MD
(812) 372-3721
411 Plaza Dr
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1967

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David Millikan OD
Conner Smith Eye Ctr
(812) 346-3858
301 Henry St # 200
North Vernon, IN
 
D Barry Downing OD
Downing & Roberts
(812) 522-4444
321 N Walnut St
Seymour, IN
 
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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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