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Susannah Gilliland Rowe, MD
(617) 282-3200
720 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1993

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Evangelos S Gragoudas, MD
(617) 573-3515
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens, Fac Med, Sch Of Hlth Sci, Nat'L & Kapodistrian, Athens
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infrmy

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Claudia Richter, MD
(617) 367-4800
50 Staniford St Ste 600
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1977

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Teresa C Chen, MD
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med College
Graduation Year: 1993

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Nadia Khalida Waheed, MD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David Gerard Lotufo, MD
(978) 921-9130
130 Appleton St Apt 5C
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Aaron Fay
(508) 222-9912
243 Charles St # 1
Boston, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.6, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Jeffrey Heier, MD
(617) 314-2694
50 Staniford St Ste 600
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1989

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Eliot Lawrence Berson, MD
(617) 573-3600
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infrmy

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Frans J Van De Velde, MD
2 Hawthorne Pl Ste 15-0
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: State Univ Of Ghent
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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