Corneal Transplant Surgery Waynesville NC

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Clayton Gregg Blehm, MD
Waynesville, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 2001

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David Dwight Markoff, MD
(828) 452-5816
486 Hospital Dr
Clyde, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1986

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Gary P Todd, MD
6849 Crusco Rd
Canton, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wake Forest Univ
Graduation Year: 1967

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Charles Kirby MD
Wnc Eye Care Assoc
(828) 456-0700
737 S Haywood St
Waynesville, NC
 
David Markoff MD
Mountain Eye Assoc
(828) 452-5816
65 Park St
Canton, NC
 
Michael Roy Oswald, MD
(828) 452-5816
486 Hospital Dr
Clyde, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1995

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Stephen W Hartzell, MD
(828) 452-5816
486 Hospital Dr
Clyde, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ
Graduation Year: 1995

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Richard Beauchemin Jr, MD
(828) 586-7462
70 Westcare Dr Ste 403
Sylva, NC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1983

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Leroy Roberson OD
K D Walters Optometry
(828) 456-8361
29 N Main St
Waynesville, NC
 
Stephen Hartzell MD
Mountain Eye Assoc
(828) 648-2483
65 Park St
Canton, 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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