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Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Unfortunately no: Although we are making strides in tissue transplant techniques and stem cell therapy, we have not advanced to the point of whole eye transplant. The optic nerve, would need to connect its 1.5 million axons (the "wires" of the nerves) with the brain in a way that cannot currently be done. The cornea (front window) can be transplanted in cases of severe scarring from trauma. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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Is eye transplant a possibility for blindness due to head trauma/eye injury?

Is eye transplant a possibility for blindness due to head trauma/eye injury?

No: The eye from the retina back to the lateral geniculate and back to the visual cortex is brain tissue. Central nervous system tissue does not regenerate or heal so a complete eye transplant is not possible. ...Read more

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Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

They Should: There are societies for the blind in most metropolitan areas. These tend to be custom made for visual problems. Different eye diseases cause different losses and different disabilities. But ot could certainly help with doing daily activities with decreased or no vision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Can you tell me how can occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Training: Occupational therapists are trained to teach skills in the job market for people with physical infirmities and functional problems. Those who have lost vision can still find many employment opportunities but may not be aware of the availability of jobs and certainly would need training to be eligible for those jobs. ...Read more

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Bad injury center of the pupil now it healed with a white scare center of my vison should I have the transplant or live with it very worryed of rejecting don't wont to be blind its been long road just to get what I have almost lost the eye

Bad injury center of the pupil now it healed with a white scare center of my vison should I have the transplant or live with it very worryed of rejecting don't wont to be blind its been long road just to get what I have almost lost the eye

Whether : Whether or not to have surgery is entirely your decision. You must determine with your surgeon, what your current level of vision is and how much your decreased vision is affecting your ability to live your life. You surgeon should be able to give you a run down on what potential your eye has of seeing better. A cornea transplant is a major surgery that requires many post-op visits and does carry with it some risk. So, you must weigh the benefits and the risks of going through this elective procedure. ...Read more

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I got a spot on my retina od. I see 20/400 out of eye od. Od cannot correct os is 20/25. Am i legal blind in od? No prescription trauma n siezures. 45 m

I got a spot on my retina od.  I see 20/400 out of eye od. Od cannot correct  os is 20/25. Am i legal blind in od? No prescription trauma n siezures. 45 m

you are not: Legally blind, defined as having less than 20/200 vision in the better eye or having less then 20 degrees of visual field in the better eye. Wear protective glasses to keep your left eye safe! ...Read more

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Can it be possible to become color blind after a head trauma?

Can it be possible to become color blind after a head trauma?

Yes: You have damage to your macula which is responsible for your color vision. Typically patients also have reduced central vision as well. ...Read more

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Excessive tearing after eye trauma from piece of rock or dirt in it?

Could be serious: A foreign body in the eye or eye trauma such as a scratch from a foreign object can produce tearing. You need to see your eye doctor right away to treat this problem and determine the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Eye trauma - I have blood in my eye. Can it wait til tomorrow?

Eye trauma - I have blood in my eye. Can it wait til tomorrow?

Depends: If the blood is on the white part, it is likely to be a broken blood vessel caused by holding your breath like with a sneeze, lifting heavy objects, etc. If the blood is behind the clear window go to the nearest emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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What can I do about eye trauma resulting in floater?

What can I do about eye trauma resulting in floater?

Seek medical help: Especially if you have a visual field cut (a region of your vision in one eye that has loss of vision). Traumatic retinal detachment can occur. The most common eye injury is a corneal abrasion. Very painful, but usually not associated with floaters. ...Read more

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Can a blind person get an eye transplant to see again?

Can a blind person get an eye transplant to see again?

Not full eye: Transplants are available if the cause of blindness is the cornea or injured stem cells. ...Read more

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Why am i feeling depressed after severe eye trauma?

Why am i feeling depressed after severe eye trauma?

Could be a : Situational depression, but given the fact that you suffered severe injuries to your eye, my guess is that you may be developing post traumatic stress disorder with depression as a result. Either way, you need to be evaluated by a psychiatrist and also see a psychologist for psychotherapy. Best wishes and i hope that you can make the necessary adjustments to lead a happy and meaningful life again in spite of the injuries. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eye trauma resulting in floater?

What is the best treatment for eye trauma resulting in floater?

See eye md: Eye trauma causing a new floater should be examined by an ophthalmologist for possible retinal damage. Make an appointment soon. ...Read more

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What can I do to combat depression after having severe eye trauma?

What can I do to combat depression after having severe eye trauma?

Seek help: Depression or adjustment disorder with deptessed mood is common after such events especially when it's hard to com to terms with. Psychotherapy should be helpfull in dealing with the trauma. If that doesn't help you may need antidepressant medications. I hope severe eye trauma did not involve your brain, as that itself can be cause of depression and may not respond to psychotherapy alone. ...Read more

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What should be applied on postop eye trauma (nosejob), warm or cold compress?

What should be applied on postop eye trauma (nosejob), warm or cold compress?

Cold compress: Generally speaking, whenever you have trauma and swelling, whether post op, or accidental - a cold compress should be applied initially. Warm compresses may feel good, but it will cause vasodilation thereby increasing blood flow to the region, potentially increasing the bleeding and tissue swelling of the injured tissue. Cool compresses will help reduce swelling. Staying upright will also help. ...Read more

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Could you develop ptosis if you received a cut around your eye, or other eye trauma?

Could you develop ptosis if you received a cut around your eye, or other eye trauma?

Yes!: Most likely not, but if the cut was deep enough through the upper lid it could affect the levator muscle or nerve causing ptosis. ...Read more

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What is a corneal transplant? Can it restore the eye sight of a person who is partially blind?

Yes, it can restore: vision, but it's a big procedure and needs to be done and managed by a corneal specialist who's familiar with doing the procedure and management. Post transplant care is important. ...Read more

Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more