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Elliott L Schweid, DO
(800) 852-1221
386 Bridgton Rd
Westbrook, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1975

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Stuart W Mc Guire, MD
(207) 725-4975
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1962

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Dr.William Holt
(207) 828-2020
53 Sewall Street
Portland, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Robert Samuel Cady, MD
(207) 774-8277
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Peter Hedstrom
(207) 774-8277
15 Lowell St # 4
Portland, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Frederick Saml Miller III, MD
(207) 774-8277
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1976

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Jeffrey Lee Berman, MD
(757) 669-0500
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1987

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Linda Kay Morrison, MD
(207) 725-4975
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1981

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Richard Alan Bazarian, MD
(207) 774-8277
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1986

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Bruce Raymond Cassidy, MD
(207) 828-2020
53 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Eye Care & Surgery Ctr-Maine

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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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