Corneal Transplant Surgery Longmeadow MA

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Corneal Transplant Surgery. You will find informative articles about Corneal Transplant Surgery, including "Corneal Transplant Eye Surgery". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Longmeadow, MA that can help answer your questions about Corneal Transplant Surgery.

Joseph Peter Bouvier Jr, MD
Longmeadow, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided By:
Steven Thomas Berger, MD
(413) 783-3100
275 Bicentennial Hwy
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma

Data Provided By:
Susan Jean Batlan, MD
(607) 257-2760
305 Bicentennial Hwy
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1991

Data Provided By:
William Charles Seefeld, MD
(413) 783-3100
275 Bicentennial Hwy
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Baystate Eye Care

Data Provided By:
Abdul Khaliq, MD
(860) 763-4046
146 Hazard Ave Ste 106
Enfield, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1964

Data Provided By:
Larry A Litscher, MD
(413) 525-8601
382 N Main St Ste 101
East Longmeadow, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1978

Data Provided By:
Frank Joseph Mc Cabe, MD
(508) 856-2551
275 Bicentennial Hwy
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1995

Data Provided By:
John Joseph Papale, MD
(413) 782-0030
1515 Allen St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Baystate Eye Care

Data Provided By:
Robert Michael Berger, MD
(413) 783-3100
275 Bicentennial Hwy
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Baystate Eye Care

Data Provided By:
Peter Hamilton Judson, MD
9 Cranbrook Blvd
Enfield, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Eyes-and-Vision.com


Copyright 2006-2010 Vision Health