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

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Jean Ellen Ramsey, MD
(617) 414-4020
850 Harrison Ave Fl 2
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.Michael Raizman
(617) 367-4800
800 Washington St # 1013
Boston, MA
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jonathan Haskell Talamo, MD
(617) 523-2010
165 Charles River Plz Ste 301
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1986

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

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Dr.Peter Rapoza
(617) 367-4800
50 Staniford St # 600
Boston, MA
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.9, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Manju Laksmi Subramanian, MD
(913) 588-6600
85 E Concord St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1997

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Mark Peter Hatton, MD
(617) 573-3529
50 Staniford St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1998

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Yannek I Leiderman, MD PHD
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Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ
Graduation Year: 2004

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Delia Nai-Yueh Sang, MD
(617) 731-1760
50 Staniford St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1975
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Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Eye Health Svc

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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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