Corneal Transplant Surgery Woonsocket RI

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B Dodsworth Feldman, MD
(401) 769-2511
255 Cass Ave
Woonsocket, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1977

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Robert H Janigian, MD
(401) 274-3441
175 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri; Miriam Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Opthalmology Consultants

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Robert H Gushard, MD
(508) 520-0577
500 Franklin Village Dr Ste 103
Franklin, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Milford-Whittinsville Regional, Milford, Ma

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Paul Benj Greenberg, MD
175 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1992

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Magdalena G Krzystolik, MD
(401) 274-5844
175 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1993

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Edward Paul Andersen, MD
(401) 769-6323
283 Pond St
Woonsocket, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1964

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Harold A Woodcome Jr, MD
175 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Opthalmology Consultants

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Glen Kenneth Goodman, MD
(508) 528-3344
391 E Central St
Franklin, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish, Other
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Milford-Whittinsville Regional, Milford, Ma
Group Practice: Milford-Franklin Eye Ctr

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John Frederick Hatch, MD
355 E Central St
Franklin, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1988

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Roger M Kaldawy, MD
(508) 473-7939
391 E Central St
Franklin, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Joseph'S Univ, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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