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Marc Barry Daniels, MD
(207) 784-1814
181 Russell St
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1978

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John David Lonsdale Jr, MD
(207) 784-1814
181 Russell St
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.Kenneth Wolf
(207) 783-9653
249 Main St # 1
Lewiston, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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A Jan Berlin, MD FACS
(207) 774-8277
PO Box 511
South Freeport, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Graduation Year: 1960

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Douglas Henry OD
(207) 784-3564
168 East Ave
Lewiston, ME
 
Sirus Hamzavi, MD
(207) 795-7517
10 High St Ste 304
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kenneth Peacard Wolf, MD
(207) 783-9653
249 Main St
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1967

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Joseph Bennett Michelson, MD
(650) 596-1999
Winthrop, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1972

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Martin Denman Whitaker, MD
(414) 456-7810
193 Main St
Norway, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1997

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Peter Kohler MD
Eye Center Of Central Me
(207) 873-6048
Po Box 999
Lewiston, ME
 
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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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