Corneal Transplant Surgery Essex Junction VT

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Edwin Joseph Guilfoy, MD
(802) 879-1619
16 Railroad St
Essex Junction, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1977

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Juli Ann Larson, MD
(802) 862-1808
5399 Williston Rd Ste 1
Williston, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1989

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Louis V Reese Jr, MD
(404) 794-1135
1 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1946

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Kathleen J Maguire, MD
(802) 862-5000
199 Main St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1974

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David Jay Weissgold, MD
1 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt; Central Vermont Med Ctr, Barre, Vt
Group Practice: Fletcher Allen Health Care

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Molly Mahon Hastings, MD
(802) 878-9444
33 Blair Park Rd Ste 103
Williston, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1975

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Phil A Aitken, MD FACS
(802) 652-0717
55 Timber Ln
South Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Graduation Year: 1967

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Manoj Mangaldas Thakker, MD
(802) 847-4516
111 Colchester Ave Fl 5
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1999

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David A Weinberg, MD
(802) 847-4516
1 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Alice Peck Day Mem Hosp, Lebanon, Nh; Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt
Group Practice: Fletcher Allen Health Care

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Edward J Wladis, MD
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Syracuse Med Ctr
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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