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Thomas Martin Fay, MD
(508) 226-1809
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1964

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Josh E Amato, MD
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ
Graduation Year: 2000

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Vincent J Patalano II, MD
(617) 591-4949
236 Highland Ave Ste 1
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma; Somerville Hospital, Somerville, Ma

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Steven Michael Patalano, MD
(617) 623-0030
65 Beacon St
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1989

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Nurhan Torun, MD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hacettepe Univ
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jane Vincentia Loman, MD
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 2002

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Madeline Barott, MD
(617) 498-1347
65 Beacon St Ste 201
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1980

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Janie Ho, MD
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke University
Graduation Year: 2000

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Edward Franklin Goodman, MD
(617) 625-8250
236 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1959

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Michael S Singer, MD
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 2002

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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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