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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
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Eye Ctr
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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Marc J Holzman, MD
(202) 296-1333
2021 K St NW Ste 416
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: 1979

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John W McTigue, MD
(202) 659-2050
1750 K St NW
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Pennsylvania
Graduation Year: 1950

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Jonathan C Javitt, MD
(202) 349-1477
1700 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 400
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1982

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

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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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Dr.David Parver
(301) 530-5200
1145 Nineteenth St., NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC
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M
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Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Maxwell Alan Helfgott, MD
1133 20th Street North West South
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: 1972

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Walter Patterson, MD
(202) 785-2435
1133 20th St NW Ste B150
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1941

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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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