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Corneal Eye Transplant
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I see this most commonly in keratoconus grafts where initial swelling causes graft flattening. As the swelling goes down the graft steepens and becomes more myopic. Of course any transplant can have a change in refractive error and astigmatism as it heals. I would not worry about rejection this early but if there is any pain or increase in redness or light sensitivity i would see your surgeon now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many reasons: It depends on several things. What was the reason for the transplant; is the cornea healing correctly, is the cornea rejecting, or is the angle of the new cornea causing astigmatism that needs to be further corrected with glasses or contacts. It sometimes takes months to completely heal. You need to discuss this with the eye doctor that did the transplant. ...Read more
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