A 48-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me about cornea transplant?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually successful: Corneal transplant is recommended when the natural cornea is damaged by trauma or illness and is in capable of transmitting a clear image. Pain is sometimes a component of this decision. The defective cornea is removed by a cookie cutting type device and the same cutter gets a donor cornea which is then sewn in place. Recovered is a bit slow but usually there are good results.
Answered on Feb 15, 2017

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