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Edward Joseph Mc Grory Jr, MD
(919) 782-5400
2709 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 100
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1974

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Christopher S Rusinek, MD
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 2000

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Timothy Dwight Jordan, MD
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1993

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Sidney Loy Gulledge III, MD
(919) 782-5210
4301 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1976

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Charles Hall Robinson Jr, MD
(919) 782-5400
2709 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 100
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1975

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Donna Marie Talluto, MD
(919) 781-3937
4201 Lake Boone Trl Ste 104
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Eye Associates Pa

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James William Kiley, MD
(800) 596-0384
3320 Executive Dr Ste 111
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Swedish, Arabic, Other, Norwegian
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Raleigh Eye Center

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H Royster Chamblee Jr, MD
(919) 829-1948
20 Enterprise St
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1960

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Raynor C Casey, MD
(919) 782-8038
4414 Lake Boone Trl Ste 302
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Diabetes
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Raleigh Ophthamology

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Karen Stacy Popovich, MD
3320 Executive Dr Ste 111
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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