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Gary Alan Edwards, MD
(808) 526-0030
1329 Lusitana St Ste 806
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1969

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Tyrie Lee Hiller, MD
(808) 545-2144
615 Piikoi St Ste 205
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1980

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Stephen S Gee, MD
888 S King St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Iowa
Graduation Year: 1982

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John Patrick Douglas, MD
(808) 522-4000
888 S King St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1985

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J Scott Kortvelesy, MD
(808) 522-3430
888 S King St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1982

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Harvey Kenji Minatoya, MD
(808) 597-1133
1003 Pensacola St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1971

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Ming Chen, MD
(808) 531-8874
55 S Kukui St Ste C109
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chung-Shan Med And Dental Coll, Taiching, Taiwan
Graduation Year: 1973

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Melanie Tantisira, MD
(808) 591-9111
1010 S King St Ste 503
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.Rhoads E Stevens
(808) 947-3316
1329 Lusitana St # 209
Honolulu, HI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Alan Richard Faulkner, MD
(808) 538-3677
1100 Ward Ave Ste 1000
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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