Corneal Transplant Surgery Ridgeland MS

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John R Shipp, MD
Ridgeland, MS
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Mississippi
Graduation Year: 2005

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Farrah D Newman, MD
Jackson, MS
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Mississippi
Graduation Year: 2005

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Charles Gerard Sherwood, MD
(601) 362-8233
3954 Eastwood Dr
Jackson, MS
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1978

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Aaron Brent Mc Kinley, MD
Madison, MS
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 2002

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Troy Michael Newman, MD
Jackson, MS
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2003

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Henry Pipes Mills Jr, MD
(601) 977-0272
1461 Canton Mart Rd
Jackson, MS
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1957
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Hospital: St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms; Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Mississippi Eyecare Assoc

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Aaron Brent McKinley, MD
Madison, MS
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 2002

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Younghyun Oh, MD
(909) 799-8400
195 Eden Ln
Madison, MS
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1986

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Frank W McDonald, MD
Jackson, MS
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Alabama
Graduation Year: 2004

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Nicholas D Mayfield, MD
Jackson, MS
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Mississippi
Graduation Year: 2002

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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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