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Robert Samuel Cady, MD
(207) 774-8277
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1999

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Charles Matthew Zacks, MD
(603) 964-9340
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Jeffery Berman
(207) 774-8277
Maine Eye Center, 15 Lowell St # 1
Portland, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Mairne Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.6, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Dr.Linda Morrison
(207) 725-4975
15 Lowell St # 1
Portland, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Frank Wildman Read, MD
(207) 774-8277
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me; Memorial Hosp, North Conway, Nh
Group Practice: Maine Eye Ctr

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Elizabeth A G Serrage, MD
(888) 374-2020
53 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Eyecare Medical Group

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Richard Stanton Smith, MD
(207) 662-5522
887 Congress St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1960

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Dr.Peter Hedstrom
(207) 774-8277
15 Lowell St # 4
Portland, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Peter Stuart Hedstrom, MD
(207) 774-8277
15 Lowell St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1972

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Dr.William Holt
(207) 828-2020
53 Sewall Street
Portland, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, 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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