Corneal Transplant Surgery Providence RI

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Joseph F Ducharme, MD
1 Hoppin St Ste 202
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1992

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Theodoros Filippopoulos, MD
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens
Graduation Year: 1998

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William George Tsiaras, MD
(401) 831-4592
1 Hoppin St Ste 202
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1974

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Timothy You, MD
(401) 272-2020
150 E Manning St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1993

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Howard Amiel, MD
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Il-Peoria
Graduation Year: 2001

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Caldwell Withers Smith, MD
(401) 274-3441
690 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1973

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Kent Lowell Anderson, MD
(401) 444-4669
593 Eddy St Rm APC712
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1998

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Helen Athineos Schinazi, MD
(401) 421-9433
265 Waterman St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Fac Of Med, Alexandria Univ, Alexandria, Egypt (915-03 After 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1960

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Richard Girard Bryan, MD
(401) 272-2020
150 E Manning St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1995

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Joseph L Dowling Jr, MD
(401) 272-2020
150 E Manning St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1950
Hospital
Hospital: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri; Miriam Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Rhode Island Eye Institute

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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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