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Harvey N Masonson, MD
(212) 824-3155
3 Times Sq Fl 12
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai-New York
Graduation Year: 1980

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Donnamarie A Esposito, MD
(212) 255-4373
36 7th Ave
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1983

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Renee Richards, MD
(212) 532-1168
220 Madison Ave
New York, NY
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1959

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Elia Salem Toueg, MD
(212) 252-6020
55 E 34th St
New York, NY
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Kasr El Aini Fac Med Cairo Univ, Cairo (915-02 After 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1950

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Wondu Alemayehu, MD
(212) 244-2525
520 8th Ave # 11
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hailesilassie Univ
Graduation Year: 1973

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Steven Eric Rosenberg, MD
6 Peter Cooper Rd Apt 1E
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1995

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Robert Lewis Asbell, MD
(212) 263-7370
530 1st Ave Ste 3B
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1970

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Abu Raihan, MD MPH
(646) 674-5500
520 8th Ave Fl 11
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rajshahi Med College
Graduation Year: 1986

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Janet Leslie Roen, MD
(212) 679-8885
220 Madison Ave
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1977

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Manoucher Shakib, MD
(212) 263-7050
530 1st Ave
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
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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