Corneal Transplant Surgery Southbridge MA

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Richard Lowell Irwin, MD
(508) 765-9068
100 South St Ste 105
Southbridge, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1975

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Hugh Mark Cooper, MD
(508) 764-4400
100 South St Ste 109
Southbridge, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1992

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Edward Allan Curran, MD
(860) 928-5510
5 Kennedy Dr
Putnam, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1968

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Jeffrey David Levine, MD
(508) 856-2551
372 Chandler St
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kath Univ Leuven, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leuven, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hospital -Vernon H, Worcester, Ma; Medical Center Central Massach, Worcester, Ma; Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough, Ma; Umass Memorial Health Care -M, Worcester, Ma
Group Practice: Umass Memorial Medical Group

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Peter Theodore Zacharia, MD
(508) 791-8484
33 Lancaster St
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1988

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Bruce Anderson Kolbe, MD
100 South St
Southbridge, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1964

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Gerald Eugene Sullivan, MD
(270) 281-3321
7 Kennedy Dr
Putnam, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1962

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James Christopher Dean, MD
(860) 928-0414
5 Kennedy Dr
Putnam, CT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1987

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Alan Paul Moss, MD
(508) 753-1032
255 Park Ave Ste 606
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hospital -Vernon H, Worcester, Ma; Medical Center Central Massach, Worcester, Ma
Group Practice: Eye Surgeons

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Richard John Broggi, MD
(508) 753-6770
5 Hancock Hill Dr
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1948
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Central Massach, Worcester, Ma

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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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