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Benjamin Andre Quamina, MD
(617) 822-8211
720 Harrison Ave Ste 701
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1966

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Kathryn Ann Colby, MD
(617) 573-5537
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ayman Ibrahim Youssri, MD
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1988

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Jules Leonard Baum, MD
(307) 472-1775
720 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1956

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Jose J de la Cruz Napoli, MD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ponce School Medicine
Graduation Year: 2001

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Joseph Felix Rizzo, MD
(617) 573-3412
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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John William Gittinger Jr, MD
(617) 638-8350
85 E Concord St Fl 8
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971

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Izumi Yamamoto, MD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Hawaii
Graduation Year: 2002

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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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Simmons Lessell, MD
(617) 573-3412
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: MA Eye & Ear Infirmary

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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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