Corneal Transplant Surgery Central Falls RI

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Safa Fouad Wagdi, MD
(401) 723-0030
1002 Broad St Ste 7
Central Falls, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alexandria, Fac Of Med, Alexandria, Egypt (330-03 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital Of R I, Pawtucket, Ri; Landmark Med Ctr -Woonsocket, Woonsocket, Ri
Group Practice: Associates IN Ophthalmology

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Robert H Janigian, MD
(401) 274-3441
175 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri; Miriam Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Opthalmology Consultants

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Glenn Stephen Prescod, MD
(401) 725-3600
333 School St Ste 301
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Glenn Prescod
(401) 725-3600
333 School St # 301
Pawtucket, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Harold A Woodcome Jr, MD
175 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Opthalmology Consultants

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Paul Benj Greenberg, MD
175 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1992

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Magdalena G Krzystolik, MD
(401) 274-5844
175 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1993

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Robert Emmet Curran, MD
(401) 725-4333
333 School St
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1966

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Ezra Louis Galler, MD
(401) 351-7036
333 School St Ste 301
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1990

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Alfred Anthony Paul Jr, MD
(513) 922-2590
465 East Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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