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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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Harry Steven Geggel, MD
(206) 223-6840
PO Box 900
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1978

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Arpenik Avakian, MD
(206) 505-1000
1101 Madison Street Suite 301
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yerevan Med Inst, Yerevan, Armenia
Graduation Year: 1983

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Elizabeth Suenghae Choy, MD
(206) 624-9999
1101 Madison St Ste 900
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1984

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Scot Anthony Brower, MD
(206) 215-2020
1101 Madison St Ste 600
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1974

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Walter Molden Rotkis, MD
(206) 386-2516
1221 Madison St Ste 1420
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1972

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D Patrick Kelly, MD
(206) 215-2020
1101 Madison St Ste 600
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1996

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Robert William Nash, MD
(865) 674-8257
1221 Madison St Ste 1002
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dennis Danl Waltman, MD
(206) 215-2020
1101 Madison St
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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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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