Corneal Transplant Surgery North Andover MA

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Clifford M Michaelson, MD
(978) 475-0705
138 Haverhill St
Andover, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kenneth Louis Macoul, MD
280 Haverhill St
Lawrence, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1965

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Carter B Tallman, MD
17 Farrwood Dr
Andover, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med
Graduation Year: 1962

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Cynthia Lee Deangelis, MD
(508) 688-6182
50 Prospect St
Lawrence, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1988

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Davinder Nagra, MD
(978) 685-5366
280 Haverhill St
Lawrence, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1998

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Mark Barry Abelson, MD
(978) 475-0705
138 Haverhill St
Andover, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1970

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Jorge M Botero, MD
(978) 683-4000
Lawrence, MA
Specialties
Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Pontificia Bolivariana, Fac De Med, Medellin, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Boston Med Ctr, Mattapan, Ma
Group Practice: Lawrence General Hospital

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Gail Lynn Torkildsen, MD
(978) 250-8001
138 Haverhill St
Andover, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1992

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Samuel Disston Allen, MD
(978) 688-6182
50 Prospect St
Lawrence, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1996

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C Douglas Evans, MD
(781) 665-5200
Andover, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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