Corneal Transplant Surgery New Castle DE

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Douglas Edward Mazzuca, DO
(856) 678-4800
48 N Broadway Ste A
Pennsville, NJ
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1983

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Sharon Skibber Lehman, MD
(302) 651-4002
PO Box 269
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Nemours Childrens Clinic Wilmington; Wills Eye Hospital

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George Popel, MD
(302) 656-8867
213 Greenhill Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Eye Center Of Delaware

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John Benj Ferguson III, MD
(302) 655-3388
1100 N Grant Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1971

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Jeffrey Bruce Minkovitz, MD
(302) 652-3353
1207 N Scott St
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1990

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Nannette Ruth Zale, MD
(302) 651-4429
501 W 14th St
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1994

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Carol Hoffman, MD
(302) 657-0386
300 Delaware Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Riverside Health Care Center, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Kremer Laser Eye Ctr

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Stewart Gregory Smith, MD
(302) 655-3388
1100 N Grant Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Gregory Dornell Hall, MD
(302) 656-5123
2323 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 3
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Pennsylvania Avenue Eye Care

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Chi-Lun Wang, MD
(302) 655-1500
1700 Wawaset St Ste 200
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De

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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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