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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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Brian Richard Mc Killop, MD
(206) 215-2020
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: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Swedish Med Ctr -Seattle, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Eye Associates Northwest

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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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Sheldon Jay Cowen, MD
(206) 624-5288
515 Minor Ave Ste 160
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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George Cannon Pugsley, MD
(206) 223-6840
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wa; Group Hlth Co-Op Central Hosp, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Virginia Mason Medical Clinic

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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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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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Charles Pinckney Hunter III, MD
1229 Madison St
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1966

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Kim Shannon Mallick, MD
(206) 215-2323
1221 Madison St Ste 1218
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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