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Tuong Tu Nguyen, MD
(206) 215-2020
1101 Madison St Ste 600
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Swedish Med Ctr -Ballard, Seattle, Wa; Providence Med Ctr, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Eye Associates Northwest

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Niraj Pramukh Patel, MD
(206) 505-1000
1101 Madison Street Suite 301
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1994

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Thomas E Gillette, MD
(206) 215-2020
1101 Madison St Ste 600
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1973

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Richard Pence Mills, MD
(206) 682-3447
1221 Madison St Ste 1124
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.Loren Vesselle
(425) 821-8004
1100 9th Ave # C1-Mso
Seattle, WA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wa
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Richard E Bensinger, MD
(206) 292-6427
1221 Madison St Ste 1200
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1969

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John Timothy Heffernan, MD
(206) 215-2052
1101 Madison St Ste 600
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1977

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Jerrol Ross Neupert, MD
(206) 215-2020
1101 Madison St Ste 600
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1971

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Murray Alan Johnstone, MD
(206) 682-3447
1221 Madison St Ste 1124
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1967

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Stephen Gregory Phillips, MD
(206) 622-2020
1229 Madison St Ste 1250
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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