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Tony Nantavit Pira, MD
(314) 968-3283
85 E Concord St Fl 8
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1999

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

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

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Mark I Rosenblatt, MD
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1999

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Babak Eliassi Rad, MD
(617) 638-8323
720 Harrison Ave Fl 10
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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Michael Harry Goldstein, MD
(617) 636-0626
750 Washington St # 450
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1993

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

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Ann Marie Bajart, MD
(617) 367-4800
50 Staniford St Fl 6
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1972

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Michael Raizman, MD
(617) 367-4800
50 Staniford St Ste 600
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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