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James Richard Lee, MD
(617) 846-7950
52 Crest Ave
Winthrop, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma; Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, Ma; Hallmark Health -Melrose-Wakef, Melrose, Ma
Group Practice: Ma Eye & Ear Associates

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Katrinka Leschey Heher, MD
(617) 426-0082
185 Devonshire St Ste 350
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1989

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David Ellis Eisenberg, MD
(617) 884-0456
111 Everett Ave
Chelsea, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1970

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Benjamin Andre Quamina, MD
(617) 822-8211
720 Harrison Ave Ste 701
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1966

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Lucy H Young, MD
(617) 573-3710
243 Charles St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1981

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Bong Young Koh, MD
(617) 573-4169
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 2000

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Steven Daniel Ness, MD
Boston, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 2002

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Kuldip Kumar Vaid, MD
(781) 286-5854
300 Broadway
Revere, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1986

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Paul Sylvan Greenfield, MD
(617) 389-4800
503 Broadway
Everett, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Beverly Hosp, Beverly, Ma; Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, Ma
Group Practice: Northeast Eye Care

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Dr.Aaron Fay
(508) 222-9912
243 Charles St # 1
Boston, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.6, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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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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