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Edward H Hu, MD
New York, NY
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Medical School: New York Univ
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Mortimer R Cholst, MD FACS
(212) 683-7330
30 Park Ave
New York, NY
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Medical School: Lausanne
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Rona Appel, MD
264 5th Ave Apt 4D
New York, NY
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Medical School: New York Univ
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Brian Harris Zwerling, MD
New York, NY
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Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
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Martin Lee Fox, MD
(212) 838-1053
425 Madison Ave Rm 1501
New York, NY
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Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1976

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Morris M Podolsky, MD
(212) 684-4747
41 Park Ave
New York, NY
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Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dominick F Grimaldi, MD
(212) 477-6115
77 7th Ave
New York, NY
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
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Denise M Sanfilippo, MD
(212) 807-6120
36 7th Ave
New York, NY
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1979

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Adel Batri, MD
(212) 674-1233
247 3rd Ave Rm 204
New York, NY
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Medical School: Univ Di Padova, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Padova, Italy
Graduation Year: 1974

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Cynthia T Hsu, MD
(908) 686-2525
New York, NY
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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