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Zulfiqar Ali, MD
(410) 744-6313
501 Dolphin St
Baltimore, MD
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1969

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Sajeev Kathuria, MD
(410) 328-8659
419 W Redwood St Ste 420
Baltimore, MD
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1989

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Scott Cardone, MD
Baltimore, MD
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Miami
Graduation Year: 2000

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Diana Van Do, MD
4221 Greenway
Baltimore, MD
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1999

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David W Chia, MD
Baltimore, MD
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Penn State Univ
Graduation Year: 2002

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Patricia Louise Turner, MD
419 W Redwood St
Baltimore, MD
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dennis Lee Brooks, MD
(914) 669-8711
3100 Wyman Park Dr
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1967

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Alexander John Anetakis, MD
Baltimore, MD
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 2000

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Harry G Randall II, MD
3100 Wyman Park Dr
Baltimore, MD
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1960

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Eric Tourville, MD
Baltimore, MD
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Laval Univ Faculty Of Med
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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