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Helen Kuomei Wu, MD
(617) 956-5625
260 Tremont St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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Kameran Lashkari, MD
(781) 762-9018
100 Charles River Plz # 2ND
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1985

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Melanie A Kazlas, MD
(508) 655-5810
720 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1989

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Bong Young Koh, MD
(617) 573-4169
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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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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Deborah P Langston, MD FACS
(617) 573-4041
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell - Ny Hosp
Graduation Year: 1965

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Tina Scheufele, MD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Texas-Southwestern Med Ctr
Graduation Year: 2000

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Donald Joseph D'Amico, MD
(617) 573-3291
43 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1977
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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