Corneal Transplant Surgery Tullahoma TN

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Dr.Ben Mahan
(931) 393-6004
926 N Jackson St # A
Tullahoma, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Harton Reg Med Ctr, Tullahoma, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Robert Craig Collier, MD
Eye Care Center 1100 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Harton Reg Med Ctr, Tullahoma, Tn
Group Practice: Eye Care Center Associates Pa

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Ben Bob Mahan, MD
(931) 393-6004
PO Box 1118
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Harton Reg Med Ctr, Tullahoma, Tn
Group Practice: Mahan & Ridley Eye Assoc

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Edward Hoge OD
Whitwell Vision Clinic
(931) 455-0654
105 W Blackwell St
Tullahoma, TN
 
Randall Littell OD
Sullins Family Eyecare Clinics
(931) 728-1650
2180 Hillsboro Blvd
Manchester, TN
 
Hunter Willingham Norris, MD
(931) 393-2020
1100 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Harton Reg Med Ctr, Tullahoma, Tn
Group Practice: Eye Care Center Associates Pa

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Robert Wendell Ridley, MD
(931) 393-6004
926 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Harton Reg Med Ctr, Tullahoma, Tn
Group Practice: Mahan & Ridley Eye Assoc

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Ben Mahan MD
Mahan & Ridley Eye Assoc
(931) 393-6004
926 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
 
Robert Collier MD
Robert H Collier Inc
(931) 455-5665
12665 Garden Grove Blvd # 401
Garden Grove, CA
 
Randy Hillis OD
(931) 728-3221
1421 Mcarthur St
Manchester, TN
 
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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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