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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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David Robert Guyer, MD
(212) 861-6768
3 Times Sq Fl 12
New York, NY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dale Robert Meyer, MD
530 1st Ave Ste 9-V
New York, NY
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Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Within The Head And Neck
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md; Albany Med Ctr Hosp, Albany, Ny
Group Practice: Lion's Eye Institute

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Lucille Reneau Burns, MD
(212) 679-5276
333 E 30th St
New York, NY
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1950

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Roman Shinder, MD
New York, NY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Suny Upstate Medical University
Graduation Year: 2004

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Brian N Campolattaro, MD
(212) 684-3980
30 E 40th St Rm 405
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gary Mark Glickman, MD
(212) 532-2500
30 Park Ave
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1982

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Emil William Chynn, MD
(212) 741-8628
102 E 25 St
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1992

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Samir Chandrakant Patel, MD
(212) 824-3100
3 Times Sq Fl 12
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1985

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Christine Melton, MD
(212) 475-3791
247 3rd Ave Rm 202
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of British Columbia, Fac Of Med, Vancouver, Bc, Canada
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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