Corneal Transplant Surgery Winchester KY

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Mark Wm Simon, MD
(859) 744-3937
1109 McCann Dr Ste 2
Winchester, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1989

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Bruce Harvey Koffler, MD
(859) 263-4631
120 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 431
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1974

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John Wickliffe Collins, MD
(859) 258-5310
100 N Eagle Creek Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Facial Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1971

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John Douglas Conklin Jr, MD
(859) 323-6752
1321 Big Pond Cir
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.ANGELIA THOMPSON
(859) 224-8835
3475 Richmond Road #210
Lexington, KY
Gender
F
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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3.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Daniel Alan Ewen, MD
(859) 745-3060
PO Box 4277
Winchester, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1983

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David Todd Garrett, MD
(859) 263-3030
120 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 211
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1985

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Ricky Don Isernhagen, MD
(859) 263-3900
120 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 500
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1982

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Harsha Ananda Sen, MD
(859) 263-3900
120 N Eagle Creek Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.John Kitchens
(859) 977-1125
120 N Eagle Creek Dr # 500
Lexington, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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