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Eye transplant glaucoma patient

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Lieberman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
No: Usually this sad question arises when an eye has already lost a great deal of vision to glaucoma damage. When advanced, glaucoma painlessly destroys t... Read More
Dr. Marc Lieberman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Not really...: In complicated situations, such as eye injury or infection, the loss of vision can be caused by several simultaneous processes. For example when the c... Read More
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Only some parts of the eye can be transplanted, and not the part damaged in glaucoma. Stem cell therapy for glaucoma hasn't been proven yet.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Probably nothing: In the absense of other findings, it probably doesn't mean anything. I would just repeat it in the future.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
RNFL layer artifacts: Rnfl layer is just one parameter in diagnosing glaucoma. In some patients without glaucoma , rnfl layer can be borderline thin; conversely, in some p... Read More
Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
RNFL is thin: Then oct measures an individual retinal nerve fiber layer and compares it to normals your age. If 95% of normals have a thicker nerve fiber than you t... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Some variation: Normal eye pressure range is 10-21. Glaucoma is when eye pressure exceeds eye resistance to that pressure and varies with the individual case. 14-15... Read More
Dr. Anjana Jindal
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Maybe: Average eye pressure is between about 12-21mmhg. The target eye pressure is different for each patient depending on the individual patients eye pressu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
?: There is no such thing as an eye transplant. Only corneas can be transplanted. Glaucoma does not limit a corneal transplant.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Not yet.: This is an exciting experimental field but we're not there yet - stay tuned and get checked for glaucoma. Early detection is they key!
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
clarify: It seems like you have lost 75% of your vision in one eye - is this correct. Glaucoma is best managed by an M.D. Ophthalmologist - preferably a speci... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Yes: Yes, but there may be a slight increase risk for increased pressure or progression of the glaucoma after the surgery. In general the surgery does not... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Theoretically, yes: But having had that type of surgery increases your risk of infection and some other complications and makes you less than an ideal candidate. Neverth... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
NMS: But whatever works to preserve your vision is what it takes. Do realize that on occasions even normal IOP glaucoma may lead to vision loss. Best to t... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
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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