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Ronald James Gailun, MD
(413) 788-6044
299 Carew St Ste 119
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1974

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Theodore Mark Ingis, MD
(413) 733-2260
300 Stafford St Ste 112
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Ingis Eye Care

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Dr.Gregory Faust
(413) 739-7367
300 Stafford Street #212
Springfield, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Philip Moraitis, MD
(413) 739-7367
300 Stafford St Ste 212
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1990

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Andrew Sheldon Jusko, MD
(717) 652-2020
299 Carew St Ste 201
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1998

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Gerald J Halton, MD FACS
37 Lexington Ave
Holyoke, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell
Graduation Year: 1944

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Freeman Paul Botnick, MD
(413) 736-1833
299 Carew St Ste 201
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Eyesight & Surgery Assoc

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Mark Alan Jackowitz, MD
(413) 739-7367
300 Stafford St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Springfield Eye Assoc

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Gregory Jay Faust, MD
(413) 739-7367
300 Stafford St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Springfield Eye Assoc

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Brian K Bredvik, MD
300 Stafford St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Massachusetts
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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