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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is there a possibility that my vision will actually get worse after corneal transplant?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Not likely: Like many eye surgeries, corneal transplant can have problems that result in loss of vision. This is not what usually happens; most people who require corneal transplant can see much better after the surgery. Discuss this with your corneal surgeon.
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Yes. Possibility, : But hopefully not. Corneal transplants were the first human allogeneic grafts that were done. They are very successful and can last up to 20 years. Complications, unfortunately, are a possibility and can result in premature rejection, infection, glaucoma. A variety of partial thickness grafts are available as well. These can have advantages and disadvantages depending on the situation.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2013

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