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Rona Appel, MD
264 5th Ave Apt 4D
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ
Graduation Year: 1980

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Maria F Arnett, MD
(212) 679-3280
35 E 35th St
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1974

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Benjamin A Kauffman, MD
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj Med Sch - New Jersey
Graduation Year: 2002

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Stephen Robt Dinnerstein, MD
(212) 889-4944
36 E 36th St Ste 1J
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1970

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Kenneth Buol Heslin, MD
(212) 689-7676
185 Madison Ave
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1970

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Barrett Katz, MD
(212) 824-3295
3 Times Sq Fl 12
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1973

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Revathi P Naadimuthu, MD
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj Robert W Johnson Med Sch
Graduation Year: 2004

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Theresa M Tretter, MD
(212) 284-9707
36 7th Ave Ste 515
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1993

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Solomon Liebowitz, MD
(212) 686-1313
36 E 36th St
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Italian, Spanish
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Beth Israel Med Ctr, New York, Ny; New York Eye And Ear Infirmary, New York, Ny
Group Practice: Insights Limited

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Hampson Albert Sisler, MD
(212) 924-4423
28 W 12th St
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1957

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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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