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Harrout Earle Melikian, MD
(212) 979-4340
104 E 40th St Rm 202
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1962

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Michel Francis Moulin, MD
210 E 47th St Apt 1C
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U De Pierre Et Marie Curie (Paris Vi), Uer Broussais-Hotel-Dieu, Paris
Graduation Year: 1973

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Val Pierotti, MD
(212) 576-1444
425 Madison Ave Rm 1501
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1971

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Joel Michael Solomon, MD
(212) 698-5080
323 E 34th St Fl 4
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1981

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

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Brian Harris Zwerling, MD
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 2002

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Noah Klein, MD
(212) 696-9013
51 E 25th St Fl 3
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Yiddish, Hebrew
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Cabrini Med Ctr, New York, Ny
Group Practice: New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Ophthalmology Associates Pc

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James Ramos Kelly, MD
(516) 427-9600
420 Lexington Ave Rm 1734
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1993

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Stanley Benj Burns, MD
(212) 889-1938
140 E 38th St
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1964

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Christopher Thomas Coad, MD
(212) 727-3717
157 W 19th St
New York, NY
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: New York Eye And Ear Infirmary, New York, Ny; St Vincents Hospital, New York, Ny; Cabrini Med Ctr, New York, Ny
Group Practice: Chelsea Eye Assoc

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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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