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UAMS neonatologist able to work thanks to corneal transplant

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Dr. Whit Hall, a neonatologist at UAMS Medical Center, can usually be found in the neonatal intensive care unit.

"Many of our babies are very small," Hall explained. "When I say very small, many of our babies don't even weigh a pound. Fourteen or 15 ounces."

But when his sight started to impact his work, he knew he needed to seek help.

"I had trouble doing some of the procedures that we have to do," Hall said. "I was getting to where I was unable to practice medicine."

Hall went to see Dr. David Warner, an ophthalmologist at the UAMS Jones Eye Institute.

"He came to me after another surgery and his vision had declined," Warner explained.

Warner recommended a corneal tissue transplant.

"I'm able now to practice medicine," Hall said. "And I've been practicing medicine now for five years that I would not have been able to do had it not been for that transplant."

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