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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Is there a relation between fuchs disease and cornea transplant?

Is there a relation between fuchs disease and cornea transplant?

Progression: Fuchs is when the interior lining of the cornea is spontaneously damaged enough that it can no longer pump fluid out of the cornea which then loses transparency. Correction is done by a transplant of the inner corneal lining from a proper donor and occasionally by a corneal transplant. So the relationship is one of progression. ...Read more

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Fuchs disease and cornea transplant, can you tell me about this?

Fuchs disease and cornea transplant, can you tell me about this?

Fuchs: Fuchs is a disease of the inner layer of the cornea. In some pts, this layer fails over time and the cornea can become swollen. When the cornea is swollen, the patient can experience vision loss. Additionally, some patient's with Fuchs' get a plaque or membrane in their central corneal causing vision decline. In these instances, surgery such as DSEK (partial corneal transplantation) is helpful ...Read more

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My father has recently been diagnosed with cornea disease, and we are in the early stages of researching possible ways to fix this problem. We've been told about a fairly new procedure called DSAEK. What is DSAEK, and how does it differ from others?

My father has recently been diagnosed with cornea disease, and we are in the early stages of researching possible ways to fix this problem. We've been told about a fairly new procedure called DSAEK. What is DSAEK, and how does it differ from others?

When: When the inside layer of cells in the cornea has been damaged or disease ridden then the cornea will take on fluid and become cloudy.
This new procedure has a faster recovery time. The inside layer of cells are removed and replaced using a donor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to feel about cornea transplant for keratoconus eye disorder?

Can you tell me how to feel about cornea transplant for keratoconus eye disorder?

Check if needed: Not sure what you mean. The results of corneal transplant for keratoconus are excellent with very little rejection reported. If your disease is very advanced, and visual correction is limited by glasses, usually contact lenses, then a transplant can restore the best vision. Today, there are methods to transplant less tissue with excellent results. Feel good about the procedure if you need it. ...Read more

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I seen on news about pig eyes for cornea damage. Will it work for me I blind in right eye from coats disease when I was 3?

I seen on news about pig eyes for cornea damage. Will it work for me I blind in right eye from coats disease when I was 3?

Coats disease: Coats disease is a disease of the retina- back of the eye. The news you mentioned was about cornea transplants with pig eyes. The cornea is on top of the pupil on the outside of the eye. So cornea transplant will not help coats disease. ...Read more

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What is a cornea?

What is a cornea?

The cornea is: The transparent layer forming the front of the eye. ...Read more

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Is the cornea at the back?

Front: The cornea is the window at the front of the eye which lets light in and provides a major portion of the focusing power. It also is the dome upon which contact lenses rest. ...Read more

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What happens if I move my cornea?

What happens if I move my cornea?

Cornes: Nothing. The cornea is firmly attached 360 degrees and takes a lot of punishment everyday. ...Read more

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I scratched my cornea. What do I do?

I scratched my cornea. What do I do?

Saline & Patch: You can use Normal Saline eye drops (not visine) and cover the eye to llimit the use. If it is still painful in the morning, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if I scratched my cornea?

Scratched cornea: Go see your pcp and possibly the eye doctor as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible that cornea melted regenerate?

Corneal melt: Depending on cause, 99.99% of corneal melts will not repair itself without surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What could make a person need a cornea donation?

Corneal damage: A corneal transplant is done when the persons cornea is scarred, damaged or misshapen so that it will not provide proper focus and light entry to the eye. This uses a donor cornea from a deceased individual that can substitute for the removed damage cornea - termed corneal transplantation or penetrating keratoplasty. ...Read more

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What to do for a scratched cornea?

Not much: See ophthalmologist and take some drops for a few days. ...Read more

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What is done for a scratched cornea?

Lubrication: Treatment is based on the depth and size of the damaged area. Sometimes, only lubricating drops are given. Antibiotics may be considered to prevent infection. Occasionally a bandage contact lens is used. The cornea can usually heal itself very rapidly. ...Read more

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What is done for a scratched cornea?

Corneal abrasion: Treatment for a corneal abrasion includes antibiotic prophylaxis topically and lubricating drops/ ointment. If large, patching or a bandage contact lens can be considered. ...Read more

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I have a scratched cornea, what do I do?

I have a scratched cornea, what do I do?

See an eye doc: See an ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis. If the abrasion is large enough, a bandage contact lens can be placed. This helps protect the surface and decrease pain, while the abrasion heals. For smaller abrasions, artificial tears and a topical NSAID are usually sufficient, as it will heal relatively quickly. ...Read more

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I think I have a scratched cornea and I need advice?

Lubrication: Use lubricating drops, hourly, and got to your eye doctor or er for worsening pain, discharge and visual loss. ...Read more

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What is this white, cloud-looking thing aroung my cornea and on my pupils?

Corneal arcus: You are seeing a deposit of lipid at the edge of the cornea where the encircling blood vessels end and the clear cornea begins. This is called corneal arcus. It is not inside the eye - not on the iris or pupil. It is common, benign, and not treatable anyway. ...Read more

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What causes cornea abrasion?

What causes cornea abrasion?

Foreign body: Most commonly, a foreign body, like a speck of dirt, a metal shard, etc will get into your eye and cause a corneal abrasion. These can be painful and need to be treated, especially if over the pupil, so scarring is less likely to occur (which if occurs over the pupil could cause visual problems). ...Read more

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Could cornea transplant is painfull?

Not very: Corneal transplantation can be uncomfortable at times but rarely interferes with sleep. It can be treated with pain medication if needed but that is most often not needed. This should not be an impediment to having this done if needed. ...Read more

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What exactly is the cornea?

See below: It is the clear tissue in the front of the eye that helps focus light (along with the lens inside the eye) onto the retina (the back wall of the inside of the eye) that senses this light (image) and sends a signal to the brain via the optic nerve for the perception of sight. ...Read more

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How can the cornea bend light?

Refraction: Light is bent when it passes from one medium of a certain density to another of a different density. In the case of the cornea, it is passing from air, through the clear cornea which acts like a lens, focusing the incoming light signficantly. It is further bent by the lens inside the eye and hopefully will focus perfectly on the retina at the back of the eye for best vision. ...Read more

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How to get help for a cornea scratch?

How to get help for a cornea scratch?

Depends: This depends on the cause of the scratch. If it is still bothersome after a day or so then you should see your eye doctor. They will likely place you on drops to prevent infection, minimize dryness and and speed healing, these should heal reltively rapidly. ...Read more

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For how long does a ripped cornea heal?

2-7 days: Depending on the severity of the injury this will usually take between one day and one week. If the injury is severe it can take longer. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a cornea grow back?

No: Maybe you are referring to the superficial layer of the cornea? The cornea epithelium does regenerate rapidly if abraded or injured. The entire corneal structure does not. ...Read more

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Should I wear a patch to protect my cornea?

Maybe: Patches are applied to protect a cornea after surgery while it is numb from anesthesia. They are sometimes used to lessen the pain of abrasion. It could be used to protect a fragile cornea in dangerous circumstances but it does occlude the vision. I am guessing your ophthalmologist suggest a patch - I would follow that advice. ...Read more

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What can happen if you scratch your cornea?

Pain, vision loss: The cornea is quite painful when scratched and gets very light sensitive. Most will self correct in a relatively short time but you should seek ophthalmological attention to avoid extension, infection and recurrence. ...Read more

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What is this little white dot on my cornea?

What is this little white dot on my cornea?

Old scar: If actually on the surface of the cornea, it could be an old scar from a foreign body or an infection. Are you sure it is on the cornea, as white spots can appear on the iris which may look in the mirror as if it was on the cornea. ...Read more