Corneal Transplant Surgery Hockessin DE

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Temidayo A Olurin, MD
(302) 654-4800
8 Hanson Ln
Hockessin, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Spanish, Other
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ibadan, Coll Of Med, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Riverside Health Care Center, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De; Christiana Hosp, Newark, De

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Dr.Michael Vincent
(302) 656-3319
2006 Limestone Rd # 8
Wilmington, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Joshua Kalin, MD FACS
107 Ashley Ct
Wilmington, DE
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pittsburgh
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.Michael Brosman
3801 Kennett Pike # C108
Wilmington, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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John Benj Ferguson III, MD
(302) 655-3388
1100 N Grant Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1971

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Stefan S O'Connor, MD
(302) 992-0430
1941 Limestone Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.John Ferguson
(302) 655-3388
2710 Centerville Road #102
Wilmington, DE
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dorothy Marian Moore, MD
(302) 992-0430
2055 Limestone Rd Ste 102
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Missouri Baptist Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Delaware Eye Md's Assoc

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Stewart Gregory Smith, MD
(302) 655-3388
1100 N Grant Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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George Popel, MD
(302) 656-8867
213 Greenhill Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Eye Center Of Delaware

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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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