Corneal Transplant Surgery Paragould AR

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Richard L Hardcastle, MD
(870) 236-6948
1000 W Kingshighway Ste 5
Paragould, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1969

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Phillip Myer Utley, MD
(870) 932-8221
623 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1963

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Thomas Mark Stank, MD
(870) 935-6396
601 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1985

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Alyssa Nicole Wenger, MD
(870) 932-2211
623 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 2001

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Phillip Utley MD
Vision Care Ctr
(870) 932-8221
623 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
 
Fred Joseph George, MD
(870) 932-0485
416 E Washington Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1974

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Russell L Harral III, MD
(870) 932-2211
623 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1992

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Joseph Charles Stainton, MD
(870) 932-0485
623 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Regional Med Ctr Of Northeast, Jonesboro, Ar; St Bernards Reg Med Ctr, Jonesboro, Ar
Group Practice: Vision Care Ctr

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Robert Joseph Landry, MD
(870) 935-6396
601 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Bernards Reg Med Ctr, Jonesboro, Ar
Group Practice: Southern Eye Assoc Ltd

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Ed Chapman OD
Family Eyecare Ctr
(870) 931-5109
1815 E Highland Dr
Jonesboro, AR
 
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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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