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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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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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Anish Anil Kadakia, MD
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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Robert Linton Mushen, MD
(509) 946-9661
87 Virginia St
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
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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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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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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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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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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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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