Corneal Transplant Surgery North Kingstown RI

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Ira Henry Asher, MD
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.DURGA LARKIN
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Road
North Kingstown, RI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert S L Kinder, MD FACS
(401) 272-2020
65 Ledge Rd
Jamestown, RI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington
Graduation Year: 1959

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Dr.Michael Negrey
(401) 738-4800
566 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Paul S Koch, MD
(401) 738-4800
566 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1977

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Thomas James Coghlin, MD
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: South County Hospital, Wakefield, Ri; Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: South County Eye Physicians

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Durga Strohl Larkin, MD
(401) 294-4506
65 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1987

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Marjorie A Murphy, MD
(401) 831-4592
East Greenwich, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Stephen Grimes
(401) 738-4800
566 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Thomas McCauley
(401) 463-3500
300 Toll Gate Rd # 101B
Warwick, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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