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What are the risks involved in a cornea transplant ?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Kindly read link: Below. Take care! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cornea-transplant/my00491/dsection=risks.
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Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 32 years experience
Several: The major risks of corneal transplantation include bleeding, infection or rejection. Serious complications such as these are infrequent, but do occur. There is about a 1/000 risk of a severe complication risking blindness. Transplant rejection is always a risk, but can often be treated with drops to reverse the episode. This is not a comprehensive list of all the risks. Talk to your doctor.
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Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
The main: risks are risk of rejection, infection, and need for a repeat transplant. There are different types of cornea transplants and they each have differences in their risk profiles. Good luck.
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