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A 24-year-old male asked:

My ophthalmologist told me that a corneal transplant would not get me to 20/20 vision and it would take a year to see out if it. y have i heard diff?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Corneal Transplant: Corneal transplant surgery is an organ transplant that has restored the vision of millions of patients. There are risks as with any eye surgery (risk of infection, loss of vision, loss of eye, rejection of a transplant). Recovery can take months/years. New surgeries dsek, dmek are options in certain patients and have a shorter recovery time.
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Dr. Matthew Goren
34 years experience
Depends: On what your problem is and why you need the transplant. Many problems are now treated with partial transplants which have very rapid visual recovery. Other problems require traditional complete transplants and it is true that it can take many months for vision to get as good as it's going to get. A year is on the long side. Send some more details and i'll give you a more precise answer.
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Last updated Jan 21, 2017


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