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Brad Joseph Baker, MD
(617) 956-5625
Needham, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1997

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Deanna P Ricker, MD
(781) 444-5122
105 Chestnut St Ste 27
Needham, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch
Graduation Year: 1973

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Lawrence Joel Greenberg, MD
(781) 444-6610
400 Hillside Ave
Needham Heights, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1969

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Deborah Sue Jacobs, MD
(781) 726-7337
464 Hillside Ave Ste 205
Needham, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1987

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Deborah S Eappen, MD
(781) 431-5265
230 Worcester St
Wellesley, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1991

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Evan Bruce Gold, MD
(781) 444-6610
253 Charles River St
Needham, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1984

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Perry Rosenthal, MD
(617) 735-8810
464 Hillside Ave Ste 205
Needham Heights, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1958

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Romeo Kwan Chang, MD
(781) 726-7333
464 Hillside Ave Ste 205
Needham Heights, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Boston Eye Assoc

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Lynn Halpern, MD PHD
Newton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ
Graduation Year: 1997

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John Reed Gehring, MD
63 Maugus Ave
Wellesley Hills, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1953

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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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