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Catherine Canada Betor, MD
(704) 480-6368
163 Appian Way
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1993

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Stephen Jay Bogan, MD
(704) 482-6767
1413 N Lafayette St
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1984

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Frank Thomas Hannah, MD
(704) 482-2020
1622 E Marion St
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Cleveland Reg Med Ctr, Shelby, Nc; Grace Hospital, Morganton, Nc
Group Practice: Cleveland Eye Clinic & Eye Sur

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James Salisbury MD
Cleveland Eye Clinic & Eye Sur
(704) 482-2020
1622 E Marion St
Shelby, NC
 
Tammy Edelman OD
Optometric Eye Care Ctr
(704) 482-0897
1922 E Marion St
Shelby, NC
 
Nancy Ellen Cline, MD
1413 N Lafayette St
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1994

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Thomas Danl Bailey, MD
(704) 482-6767
1413 N Lafayette St
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Cleveland Reg Med Ctr, Shelby, Nc
Group Practice: Poole Optometric

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Larry Willis MD
Cleveland Eye Clinic & Eye Sur
(704) 482-2020
1622 E Marion St
Shelby, NC
 
Gary Edelman OD
Doctors Vision Ctr
(704) 482-0897
1922 E Marion St
Shelby, NC
 
Van Dellinger OD
King Eye Ctr
(704) 435-2020
201 W Church St
Cherryville, NC
 
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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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