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Thomas G Hunter, MD
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Univ Tennessee - Memphis
Graduation Year: 2003

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Richard Dixon North Jr, MD
(202) 667-0085
1802 11th St NW
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1968

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Erica Edell, MD
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Temple University
Graduation Year: 2004

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Salim Iliyya Butrus, MD
(202) 544-1900
650 Pennsylvania Ave SE Ste 270
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1979

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Ronald Stuart Deitch, MD
(202) 223-2270
1133 20th St NW Ste B150
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1958
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Hospital: Washington Hosp Ctr, Washington, Dc

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John S McInnes, MD
(202) 942-6293
555 12th St NW
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Duke Univ Eye Ctr
Graduation Year: 1993

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Alice True Gasch, MD
(202) 363-4446
60 O St NW
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1992

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Christopher K Thiagarajah, MD
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Howard University
Graduation Year: 2002

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Howard John Jacobson, MD
(202) 331-4044
1145 19th St NW Ste 335
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1975
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Hospital: Sibley Mem Hosp, Washington, Dc; Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, Dc

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Dr.Keesha Elliott
1647 Benning Road Northeast #304
Washington, DC
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F
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Ophthalmologist
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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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