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Dr. John Landi
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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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Are there eye exercises that can be helpful after undergoing an eye corneal transplant surgery?

Are there eye exercises that can be helpful after undergoing an eye corneal transplant surgery?

No: The best thing you can do if you have undergone a corneal transplant is use your eye drops as instructed and return for to your eye surgeon for regular follow ups as scheduled. Your doctor will also give you the warning signs that you should return for an earlier follow up. ...Read more

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Eagle eyes are sharp, why no transplant of corneal for human?

Eagle eyes are sharp, why no transplant of corneal for human?

Raptor eyes: Not quite. Raptors have two foveas connected by a visual streak. Their eyes are so large they cannot move. Fovea #1 is for far vision (seeing prey), and as they dive, the image goes down the visual streak until imaged on fovea #2 at the level of the talons. This allows them to catch their prey. Focusing has little to do with it. ...Read more

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What can I do about white pus in corner of my eye after cornea transplant?

What can I do about white pus in corner of my eye after cornea transplant?

See Eye Dr.: You really need to have your eye examined by the ophthalmologist that did the transplant. It could be from an infection, signs of rejection, healing--depending when the operation was done, etc. ...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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Eye can multiple corneal transplants in the same eye cause diminished vision? Can excessive movement after a corneal trnsplant cause it to slip?

Eye  can multiple corneal transplants in the same eye cause diminished vision?  Can excessive movement after a corneal trnsplant cause it to slip?

Possibly: Transplants are usually done for a corneal problem which threatens vision. If you have needed multiple ones, then there is probably some inflammatory or immune underpinning which can also diminish the vision. The transplanted cornea is stable as long as the sutures are in place. After removal, the new cornea is a little fragile, so you should avoid direct hits, but eye movement is ok. ...Read more

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After a corneal transplant, does?The eye look normal?

Yes: Yes. Although if someone looks very closely, they may be anole to see the sutures or scar between the new and old cornea. ...Read more

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If i were to get a corneal transplant would i be able to put a contact on that eye and have 20/20 vision?

If i were to get a corneal transplant would i be able to put a contact on that eye and have 20/20 vision?

Don't get hopes up: Usually patients with corneal transplants do not see 20/20. First of all, recovery time is long. Secondly, stitches are usually left on the eye making contact lens fitting hard. I think you are going in with high expectations and need to think about meeting with your doctor about realistic goals and expectations. ...Read more

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Can you do corneal transplant on a person with a prosthetic eye?

Can you do corneal transplant on a person with a prosthetic eye?

No: A prosthesic eye is a 'fake eye' that used to improve the appearance when the eye has no vision. A corneal transplant can't be performed on a prosthetic eye, but could be performed in the other eye if necessary, depending on the condition. ...Read more

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Transplantation (Definition)

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Cornea (Definition)

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