Corneal Transplant Surgery Middletown RI

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Christine A Gill, MD
(401) 849-4645
PO Box 4519
Middletown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1982

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Octavio Augusto Borges, MD
(401) 841-3666
12 Columbia Ct
Middletown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kimberly Jill Mooney, MD
73 Valley Rd
Middletown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1994

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Paul E Sydlowski, MD
(401) 253-4300
576 Metacom Ave
Bristol, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr.Dominick Zangari
(401) 253-3900
375 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI
Gender
M
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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Stephen Nelson Grimes, MD
(401) 847-1040
73 Valley Rd
Middletown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1971

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Charles M Collins, MD
(401) 847-1383
PO Box 4519
Middletown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1986

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Robert S L Kinder, MD FACS
(401) 272-2020
65 Ledge Rd
Jamestown, RI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington
Graduation Year: 1959

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Ira Henry Asher, MD
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1971

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Durga Strohl Larkin, MD
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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