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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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Dr.Joshua Young
(212) 448-0101
161 Madison Avenue #5
New York, NY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Anna Boyman, MD
(212) 922-1430
345 E 37th St
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1996

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Lionel A Berger, MD
20 Waterside Plz
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1979

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Alfred Dean Kulik, MD
(201) 224-2020
15 W 44th St
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1987

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Howard Hanyin Liu, MD
(219) 836-5800
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1995

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Ana Cecilia S L Escariao, MD
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Federal - Pernambuco
Graduation Year: 2001

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Debra Sharon Guthrie, MD
(212) 979-4340
30 E 40th St Rm 506
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1983

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Vito La Rocca, MD
(718) 807-8866
36 7th Ave Ste 506
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1973

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Trong Dinh Tran, MD
(212) 731-5329
160 E 34th St
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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