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Can you take the eye from a living donor and transplant to a blind person ?

Can you take the eye from a living donor and transplant to a blind person ?

No: We can only transplant tissues (i.e. Cornea) not the whole eye. Cornea grafts have a high acceptance since they have a bit of immune privilege. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is coreal- transplant can it restore the eye sight of a person who is partially blind?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is coreal- transplant can it restore the eye sight of a person who is partially blind?

Sometimes: Corneal transplantation is the surgery in which a diseased cornea (the window at the front of the eye) is removed and replaced with a donor cornea. In eyes otherwise normal, with the cornea being the only block to good vision, the procedure can be remarkably vision improving. If the eye sees poorly from something else, than this will not work. ...Read more

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Can a blind person get an eye transplant to see again?

Can a blind person get an eye transplant to see again?

Not full eye: Transplants are available if the cause of blindness is the cornea or injured stem cells. ...Read more

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What is a corneal transplant? Can it restore the eye sight of a person who is partially blind?

What is a corneal transplant? Can it restore the eye sight of a person who is partially blind?

Yes, it can restore: vision, but it's a big procedure and needs to be done and managed by a corneal specialist who's familiar with doing the procedure and management. Post transplant care is important. ...Read more

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Could a blind regain sight through an eye transplant?

Could a blind regain sight through an eye transplant?

Unfortunately not!: Although various parts of the eye can be replaced by human transplantation or implants (cornea and lens for instance), eye transplantation is not yet possible. ...Read more

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Bad injury center of the pupil now it healed with a white scare center of my vison should I have the transplant or live with it very worryed of rejecting don't wont to be blind its been long road just to get what I have almost lost the eye

Bad injury center of the pupil now it healed with a white scare center of my vison should I have the transplant or live with it very worryed of rejecting don't wont to be blind its been long road just to get what I have almost lost the eye

Whether : Whether or not to have surgery is entirely your decision. You must determine with your surgeon, what your current level of vision is and how much your decreased vision is affecting your ability to live your life. You surgeon should be able to give you a run down on what potential your eye has of seeing better. A cornea transplant is a major surgery that requires many post-op visits and does carry with it some risk. So, you must weigh the benefits and the risks of going through this elective procedure. ...Read more

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When is a complete cornea transplant necessary? I got hit in my left eye with a baseball a few years ago. Ever since, my vision in that eye has been increasingly blurry. It's safe to say that I am legally blind in that left eye. I've been told a complete

When is a complete cornea transplant necessary? I got hit in my left eye with a baseball a few years ago. Ever since, my vision in that eye has been increasingly blurry. It's safe to say that I am legally blind in that left eye. I've been told a complete

After : After an injury that you have had you want to have someone look at cataract development and also see if the inside layer of cells are damaged in your cornea and then you would want to have a retinal specialist evaluate your retina to be sure there is no internal damage to the retina prior to having your procedure. Good luck with your findings and surgery. ...Read more

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Is eye transplant a possibility for blindness due to head trauma/eye injury?

Is eye transplant a possibility for blindness due to head trauma/eye injury?

No: The eye from the retina back to the lateral geniculate and back to the visual cortex is brain tissue. Central nervous system tissue does not regenerate or heal so a complete eye transplant is not possible. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more