Corneal Transplant Surgery Bennington VT

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Stuart Michael Du Boff, MD
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1969

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Richard J Provenzano, MD
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1975

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James Leonard Fitzgerald, MD
(518) 274-3123
3335 Route 7
Pownal, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1965

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Stuart Du Boff MD
Advanced Eyecare
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
 
John La Penta MD
Williamstown Medical Assoc
(413) 458-8182
197 Adams Rd
Williamstown, MA
 
Erik W Niemi, DO
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1994

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John Joseph La Penta, MD
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1980

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John Lapenta MD
Advanced Eyecare
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
 
Richard Provenzano MD
Williamstown Medical Assoc
(413) 458-8182
197 Adams Rd
Williamstown, MA
 
David Rojek OD
Associates In Vision Care
(518) 677-5422
15 W Main St
Cambridge, NY
 
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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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