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Nibondh Vacharat, MD
(215) 745-5050
100 E Lehigh Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1963

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Molly Elizabeth Gilbert, MD
Philadelphia, PA
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 2001

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George J Ko, MD
Philadelphia, PA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: New York Univ Sch Med
Graduation Year: 2002

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Niaz Maxine Siamak, MD
Philadelphia, PA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Tehran Univ
Graduation Year: 2003

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Ralph J Di Giovanni Jr, MD
(215) 483-8444
Broad And Ontario St
Philadelphia, PA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1998

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Timothy Daniel Blake, MD
3509 N Broad St Fl 6
Philadelphia, PA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 2000

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Joseph John Kubacki, MD
(215) 707-4944
3401 N Broad St Fl 6
Philadelphia, PA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1975

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Guy Hugh Chan, MD
(215) 662-2300
Temple U Hospital 3401 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1957

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Lois Jeanette Martyn, MD
(215) 707-6617
Broad and Tioga St
Philadelphia, PA
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Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1962

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Michael Glenn Posner, MD
(215) 291-2194
2314 E York St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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