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Adrienne Jessica Millett, MD
(859) 623-2020
238 Geri Ln
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1975

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Douglas Gerald Owen, MD
(606) 624-3937
920 Barnes Mill Rd Ste D
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1983

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Johannes C Evans, MD
(606) 278-9393
1874 Hillgate Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Graz, Med Fak, Graz (407-27 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1986

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James Wm Matthews, MD
(859) 277-2692
Nicholasville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1982

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Linda K Katz, MD
(859) 881-1400
100 John Sutherland Dr Ste 3
Nicholasville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1995

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Adrienne J Millett, MD
238 Geri Ln
Richmond, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Kentucky
Graduation Year: 1975

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Judit Z Baffi, MD PHD
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Semmelweis Univ
Graduation Year: 1992

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Russell A Pecoraro, MD
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Syracuse Upstate Med Ctr
Graduation Year: 2003

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Daniel Alan Ewen, MD
(859) 745-3060
PO Box 4277
Winchester, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1983

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James H Patterson, MD
(859) 887-2441
104 Fairfield Dr
Nicholasville, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
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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