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Can you see clearly right after a corneal transplant?

Can you see clearly right after a corneal transplant?

No: With the new partial thickness transplantation technique (dsek), the vision is very poor for the first 2 days as the air bubble in the front of the eye interferes with vision. After this, the vision returns relatively quickly so long as the transplanted tissue is healthy and swelling dissipates, usually 2-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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Is it possible to see right after a corneal transplant?

Is it possible to see right after a corneal transplant?

Yes, but...: Very unlikely but possible. If the combination of donor tissue, suturing, and your eyeball length work out, it can happen. But i wouldn't expect it, otherwise you might be disappointed. Remember, it's a marathon not a sprint. ...Read more

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After how many months could a patient see after a corneal transplant?

After how many months could  a patient see after a corneal transplant?

Healing time: Patients can see immediately after a corneal transplant but the uncorrected vision is variable. It typically takes 6-12 months for tge best vision after surgery when the patient can get glasses or a contact lens fitted. ...Read more

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I just had a corneal transplant. How long will it be before i can see again?

6-24 months: Depends on so many factors. Sometimes I have patients who see great a few weeks out. Others take a few years and require a hard contact lens. No two people (or two eyes for that matter) heal exactly the same. I would expect at least a year depending on when your surgeon starts cutting out sutures. ...Read more

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Is it natural to see floaters 4 months after full thickness corneal transplant?

Is it natural to see floaters 4 months after full thickness corneal transplant?

Possibly: It is possible, due to floaters in the jelly part of the eye being "stirred up", new floaters from jelly changes, or inflammation. Either way, you should be examined to ensure everything is ok. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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I had corneal transplant 15 years ago, Doctors say eye looks good but never could be fitted with a contac lens to see so what can I do?

Check vision: Can your vision be improved with an eyeglass measurement and the provision of eyeglasses. If it cannot, then contact lenses will not be of benefit. Fitting a contact on a corneal transplant eye can be a little tricky but that might be the problem. ...Read more

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What is the biggest risk after a corneal transplant?

Trauma and rupture: Common risks are mentioned in other posts, infection, hemorrhage, rejection. One of my biggest concerns is trauma and rupture of the graft in cases where a full thickness penetrating transplant have been performed. The eye is forever fragile and even the slightest blow to the eye can lead to serious injury and blindness. The eye needs glasses to protect it. Risk is much lower in partial grafts. ...Read more

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Why can't i give blood after a corneal transplant?

Theoretical risk: After transplantation, there is a theoretical risk of transmissible disease so blood donation is not allowed. ...Read more

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