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would an eye transplant work for a glaucoma patient

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Don't know: I don't know the answer. Would refer you to our healthtap specialists or private ophthalmologist to give you the correct answer. My practice is limite ... Read More
Dr. Marc Lieberman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
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
45 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Don't know: I have no experiences in glaucoma cases. Would refer you to our especialists at healthtaps or see an ophthalmologist for consultation. My practice is ... Read More
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Data is not yet in: Anti-oxidants and nitric oxide agents are being investigated for lowering the intra-ocular pressures in glaucoma. Although some studies have been pro ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
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!
Dr. Harvey Fishman
21 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Years away if it all.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
25 years experience Ophthalmology
No eye transplant: There is corneal transplant for corneal diseases, and glaucoma surgery for glaucoma. There are no eye transplants.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably nothing: In the absense of other findings, it probably doesn't mean anything. I would just repeat it in the future.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
?: There is no such thing as an eye transplant. Only corneas can be transplanted. Glaucoma does not limit a corneal transplant.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
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
27 years experience Ophthalmology
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
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
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

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