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William Elery Clark Jr, MD
(207) 947-6743
263 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Deborah Hoffert
(207) 945-4474
12 Stillwater Ave # 1
Bangor, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: St Joseph Hospital, Bangor, Me
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Michael Allen Johnson, MD
(207) 973-4185
885 Union St Ste 130
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert J Takach, MD
(207) 945-4474
885 Union St Ste 145
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Graduation Year: 1961

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Jean Henderson Tibbetts, MD
(207) 947-1291
417 State St Ste 230
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1979

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Bartlett Harding Hayes, MD
(207) 947-1291
417 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1985

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Cynthia Amanda Self, MD
(423) 778-7180
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1998

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Jeffrey Jay Jordan, MD
(319) 356-7452
885 Union St Ste 120
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1994

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Paul Rush Moulton, MD
(207) 945-3619
5 Grove St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern Maine Med Ctr, Bangor, Me; St Joseph Hospital, Bangor, Me

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Thomas Edward Flynn, MD
(207) 945-4474
885 Union St Ste 145
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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