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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have an eye transplant?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Surgery 40 years experience
Not: To my knowledge. But yes a corneal transplant.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

For what conditions is eye transplant possible?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Sorry, none.: Eye transplants are not yet feasible, even with potent antirejection drugs. The optic nerve connections are not capable of transmitting visual impulses even if the actual procedural steps were performed. Corneal transplants are commonly done as needed for corneal scarring or diseases, and cataract removal and new lens placement is routine, but no eye transplants!
A 17-year-old female asked:

One eye is damage . Is eye transplantation is possible?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: This is not available at present & unlikely to be available in the foreseeable future.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get an eye transplant if you have glaucoma?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 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!

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