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Mei Lin Mellott, MD
(781) 849-2295
111 Grossman Dr
Braintree, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1993

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Robert Tulloch Lacy, MD
(781) 331-3300
696 Main St
Weymouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma; Carney Hosp, Dorchestr Ctr, Ma; Milton Hospital, Milton, Ma; South Shore Hospital, S Weymouth, Ma
Group Practice: Eye Health Services Inc

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Ellen Carol Schneider, MD
(781) 331-0140
851 Main St Ste 3
South Weymouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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Richard Steven Weinhaus, MD
(617) 770-4400
1900 Crown Colony Dr
Quincy, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1984

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Jason S Mantagos, MD
Quincy, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ
Graduation Year: 2004

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Maida Paulin Antigua, MD
(781) 337-2626
72 Sharp St Ste A5
Hingham, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dale Craig Oates, MD
(617) 770-4400
1900 Crown Colony Dr
Quincy, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1985

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Geoffrey Webster Emerson, MD
(781) 337-2400
2 West St
Weymouth, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1971

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Mark Patten Dacey, MD
(617) 770-4400
1900 Crown Colony Dr Ste 301
Quincy, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.John Mandeville
(617) 472-5242
1900 Crown Colony Dr # 301
Quincy, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
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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