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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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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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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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Christopher Alan Kuntz, MD
(206) 505-1000
1101 Madison Street Suite 301
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1993

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Paul B Griggs, MD
(206) 223-6840
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Virginia Mason Medical Clinic

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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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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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Brian Joseph Carey, MD
(206) 652-9000
523 Pine St
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mary Pei-Ann Coday, MD
(206) 223-6840
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.Sameer Khan
(206) 860-4550
1101 Madison Street #900
Seattle, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Hospital: Clearly Lasik
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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