Corneal Transplant Surgery Sterling Heights MI

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Nicholas Leone, MD
(586) 286-6550
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1991

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Kevin James Everett, MD
(586) 247-2700
14500 Hall Rd
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1993

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Jay Ira Novetsky, MD
(586) 415-5500
44650 Delco Blvd
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1979

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Sheldon Lewis Gonte, MD
(586) 268-4400
40600 Van Dyke Ave
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1987

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Sarah Beth Muenk, MD
29753 Hoover Rd
Warren, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 2001

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Mark N Berkowitz, MD
(586) 254-1770
44650 Delco Blvd
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1990

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Lawrence M Loewenthal, MD
(586) 254-1770
44650 Delco Blvd
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1968

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Richard Matthew Hook, MD
(810) 254-1770
44650 Delco Blvd
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1964

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Steven Dale Harrington, MD
(313) 882-8700
38800 Garfield Rd Ste 100
Clinton Township, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St John Hosp And Med Ctr, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Southeastern Michigan Cardiac Surgeons Pc

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Jerry Samuel Fagelman, MD
(586) 286-6550
39400 Garfield Rd Ste 103
Clinton Township, MI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1962

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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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