Corneal Transplant Surgery Saint Simons Island GA

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Jerry De Witt Harrell, MD
(912) 638-8237
Saint Simons Island, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.Sindhu Thota
(912) 638-8073
540 Ocean Boulevard
Saint Simons Island, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Year of Graduation: 1968
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.John E. Imhoff
(912) 267-0565
3215 Shrine Rd # 6
Brunswick, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Emanuel Med Ctr, Swainsboro, Ga
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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John Edwin Imhoff, MD
(912) 267-0565
3215 Shrine Rd Ste 6
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Emanuel Med Ctr, Swainsboro, Ga; Dr John M Meadows Mem Hosp, Vidalia, Ga; Bacon County Health System, Alma, Ga; Coffee Reg Med Ctr, Douglas, Ga
Group Practice: Imhoff Eye Ctr

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Duane Cochran OD
Coastal Eye Care
(912) 638-8652
2483 Demere Rd # 101
St Simons Island, GA
 
Sindhu H Thota, MD
(912) 638-8073
540 Ocean Blvd
Saint Simons Island, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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Bonnie Jean Brooks, MD
St Simons Island, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 2001

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Mario Louis Forcina Jr, MD
(912) 265-7125
3010 Hampton Ave
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Southeast Georgia Reg Med Ctr, Brunswick, Ga

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Jay Elliott Finke, MD
(912) 530-8236
147 Wood Crest Cir
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1963

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William Everett OD
American Eyecare Ctr
(912) 262-0770
1400 Newcastle St
Brunswick, GA
 
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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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