Corneal Transplant Surgery Reidsville NC

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Carroll Fogg Haines Jr, MD
(336) 627-5271
515 Thompson St Ste A
Eden, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1978

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Samuel Lester Tyson, MD
(336) 282-3940
3810 N Elm St Ste 209
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1985

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John Lorraine Davis III, MD
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1969

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Donald Joe Digby, MD
(336) 230-1010
719 Green Valley Rd Ste 105
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Greensboro Eye Ctr

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Kathryn J Hecker, MD
(336) 274-7771
1511 Westover Ter Ste 107
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1991

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Sandya Thimmappa Cohen, MD
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Virginia
Graduation Year: 1997

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Robert David Green, MD
(336) 282-4280
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Southeastern Eye Ctr

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Thomas E Brewington Jr, MD
(336) 272-5628
807 Summit Ave
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc

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Edward M Hollander, MD
(336) 274-4626
8 N Pointe Ct
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1962

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Howard Noble Greene, MD
(336) 274-4626
8 N Pointe Ct
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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