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B Thomas Hutchinson, MD
(617) 367-4800
50 Staniford St Ste 600
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Ophthalmic Consultants

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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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Murat Veysel Kalayoglu, MD
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 2000

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Nilesh Manhar Sheth, MD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1996

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Lucia Sobrin, MD
34 Hancock St Apt 3A
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1999

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James Kirszrot, MD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 2001

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Angela V Turalba, MD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
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Medical School: Brown University
Graduation Year: 2004

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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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Dal Won Chun, MD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 2000

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Knut Eichhorn-Mulligan, MD PHD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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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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