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Chad Donald Albright, MD
(540) 344-4000
707 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1996

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Joseph Steven Weisman, MD
(540) 345-2020
1225 Maple Ave SW
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1983

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Kurt William L Guelzow, MD
(540) 563-4455
PO Box 1789
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va
Group Practice: Vistar Eye Ctr

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John Len Hines, MD
(540) 389-8639
707 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1985

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Francis Cotter, MD
(540) 344-4000
PO Box 1789
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Lewis-Gale Med Ctr, Salem, Va; Lewis-Gale Pavilion, Salem, Va
Group Practice: Vistar Eye Ctr

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John Robert Wood, MD
(540) 344-4000
Vistar Eye Center/PO Box 1789 707 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Carilion Roanoke Community Hos, Roanoke, Va; Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va; Lewis-Gale Med Ctr, Salem, Va
Group Practice: Vistar Eye Ctr

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Dr.Joseph Weisman
(540) 345-2020
1225 Maple Avenue Southwest
Roanoke, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Timothy Raymond Byrnes, MD
(540) 586-5700
707 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1995

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Ann Branyon Sowers, MD
(540) 344-4000
PO Box 1789
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1979

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Donald John Race, MD
(540) 855-5139
1138 2nd St SW
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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