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age related macular degeneration fast cornea transplant

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
42 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Macular degeneration affects the retina which is in the bak of the eye. The cornea is the clearr covering in the front of the eye. Unfortunately corne ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Unfortunately not: The cornea is the front "window" of the eye, while the macula is part of the "film" in the back. Macular degeneration (armd) damages the film layer, a ... Read More
Dr. Samuel Barone
22 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Macular degeneration is a problem with the retina, the film in the back of the eye that captures light (just like film in a camera). The cornea is the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Doesn't make sense: In macular degeneration, the problem is with the retina, not the cornea. If macular degeneration is really the problem, a corneal transplant will not ... Read More
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
Unrelated: Having macular degeneration does not cause or prevent the treatment of corneal diseases that require corneal transplantation. Getting the transplant w ... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa answered
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: The optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain cannot regenerate once you cut it so a transplanted eye would be blind. When people donate their ey ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
Not really: There are no transplants available for the retina (macula) except in the experimental stage. Also stem cells are in the experimental phase for macular ... Read More
Dr. Abdul Khan
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Not possible. : There is no such thing as an eye transplant. At this time, only certain eye tissues can be transplanted, such as the cornea or sclera. There is no tra ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
Yes. : Hi there, I’m impressed by your eye sight ! Good for you!, the blurry vision CAN be age related, it’s best to consult your oftalmologist to be sure.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Eye doctor: The treatments depends on what process is diagnosed by the eye doctor.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Trauma would cause damage or scarring to the macula. Macular degeneration is a progressive degeneration of the macula resulting from age and genetics.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not much: ..In past few years since lucentis (ranibizumab). Some longer acting injectables on the horizon so fewer injections. A drop form just got approved for ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Macular degeneration, as the name suggests, affects the macula. The macula is the central, most sensitive part of the retina.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not useful: Macular degeneration is a condition, mostly in the elderly, in which the central circulation gradually fails and vision is lost. No surgery known can ... Read More

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