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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : Depends on why they are blind. If it is due to the cornea then possibly. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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