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do we have the technology to do eye transplants?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: We can transplant corneas and maybe in the near future, part of the retina, but whole eye transplants cannot be done now or anytime in the foreseeable future.
Dr. Monte A Del Monte
Pediatric Ophthalmology 47 years experience
No: Transplantation of the entire eye is impossible as the retina of the eye is part of the brain and cannot be transplanted. Only the cornea or clear front of the eye can be transplanted successfully, and the lens replaced with a plastic lens implant after cataract surgery.

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Do we have the technology to conduct eye transplants?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Eye transplants: Only the cornea and lens can be removed and replaced. The rest of the eye can not be transplanted.

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