Corneal Transplant Surgery New Haven CT

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David Edward Silverstone, MD
(203) 789-2020
60 Temple St Ste 1A
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1973

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Caleb Gonzalez, MD
(203) 785-2020
330 Cedar St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1954

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Susan Hall Forster, MD
330 Cedar St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1976

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Paul Cofrances Guida, MD
(203) 562-9441
23 Beers St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1972

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Stanley Hersh, MD
(254) 756-4457
40 Temple St # 60
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1957

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Brian Michael Debroff, MD
(203) 785-2020
PO Box 208061
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1989

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Ron Afshari Adelman, MD
(203) 785-2020
PO Box 208061
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1987

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Zachary George Klett, MD
(203) 785-2020
330 Cedar St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1989

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Richard Lionel Petrelli, MD
(203) 865-8002
455 Orange St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Italian
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Raphaels Hosp, New Haven, Ct
Group Practice: Petrelli Ophthalmology Assoc

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Rajeev Kumar Seth, MD
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor College Of Medicine
Graduation Year: 2004

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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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