Corneal Transplant Surgery Bridgeport CT

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Shelley Gail Driesman, MD
(203) 371-0141
2371 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1980

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Kim Patricia Robbins, MD
(203) 371-5800
4695 Main St
Bridgeport, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1978

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Marc Lawrence Weitzman, MD
(203) 371-0141
2371 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1988

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Anthony Vincent Masi, MD
(203) 374-8182
4699 Main St Ste 106
Bridgeport, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1962

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Dr.JEFFREY SANDLER
(303) 374-8182
4699 Main St # 200
Bridgeport, CT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Stephen Mark Rabinowitz, MD
(203) 371-0141
2371 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1984

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Reuven Rudich, MD
(203) 374-6400
4699 Main St
Bridgeport, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Torino, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Torino, Italy
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dan Charles Omohundro, MD
(203) 371-0141
2371 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1974

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Delia Mary Manjoney, MD
(203) 576-6500
2720 Main St
Bridgeport, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Bridgeport Hosp, Bridgeport, Ct; St Vincents Med Ctr, Bridgeport, Ct
Group Practice: Manjoney & Manjoney

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James Matthew Weisz, MD
(203) 365-6565
4920 Main St
Bridgeport, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct; St Raphaels Hosp, New Haven, Ct; Bridgeport Hosp, Bridgeport, Ct
Group Practice: New England Retina Assoc

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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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