Corneal Transplant Surgery Newton Center MA

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Duncan Keith Mc Donald, MD
(801) 264-4464
49A Jackson St
Newton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1960

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Richard Henry Feit, MD
(781) 849-2295
67 Woodchester Dr
Chestnut Hill, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1978

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James William Rosenberg, MD
(617) 734-2001
25 Boylston St Ste 110
Chestnut Hill, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma; Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr, Boston, Ma

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Amy Haramrita Parminder, MD
(203) 259-1415
146 Hammond St
Chestnut Hill, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dalhousie Univ, Fac Of Med, Halifax, Ns, Canada
Graduation Year: 1994

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Romeo Kwan Chang, MD
(781) 726-7333
464 Hillside Ave Ste 205
Needham Heights, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Boston Eye Assoc

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Jennifer Katherine Sun, MD
Newton Center, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1999

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Lynn Halpern, MD PHD
Newton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ
Graduation Year: 1997

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Eric Holm Johnson, MD
(781) 331-3300
204B Allandale Rd
Chestnut Hill, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma; South Shore Hospital, S Weymouth, Ma
Group Practice: Eye Health Services Inc

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John Miller Carroll, MD
(617) 566-7480
Chestnut Hill, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: South Shore Hospital, S Weymouth, Ma
Group Practice: Eye Health Services Inc

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Lawrence Joel Greenberg, MD
(781) 444-6610
400 Hillside Ave
Needham Heights, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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