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Szilard Kiss, MD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 2002

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Rakesh Ahuja, MD
(617) 447-7633
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mbbs, 1998, All India Institute Of Med Sciences
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ioannis Glavas, MD
(617) 636-0700
165 Cambridge St Ste 301
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens, Fac Med, Sch Of Hlth Sci, Nat'L & Kapodistrian, Athens
Graduation Year: 1992

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Albert R Frederick Jr, MD
(617) 367-4800
50 Staniford St Fl 6
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Ophthalmic Consultants

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Johanna Margaret Seddon, MD
(617) 573-4010
243 Charles St Fl 3
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1974

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Robert Michael Kershner, MD
(520) 797-2020
2 Avery St Apt 19E
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1980

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Janey Lee Wiggs, MD
(617) 636-5485
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1984

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S Arthur Boruchoff, MD
715 Albany St # L907
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ
Graduation Year: 1951

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Ramon Coral Ghanem, MD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Catholic University Of Parana
Graduation Year: 2000

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Hadi J Zambarakji, MD MBCHB
(617) 573-6338
325 Cambridge St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dundee Royal Infirmary
Mbchb, 1990, Dundee Royal Infirmary
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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