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My cornea in the left eye is damaged after multiple glaucoma surgeries. Is there anything besides cornea graft that can be done to improve vision?
Unfortunately not...: If your eye doctor told you that the cornea is permanently damaged, the only option that you may have are surgical. Whether caused by surgeries or the glaucoma itself, corneal damage can be difficult to treat because the cornea loses its clarity as it scars. A corneal transplant replaces the damaged "window" with a clear one, but requires close follow-up for years. Speak to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It happens: Any time you have a graft done there is a chance of failure. It can be caused by many different factors ranging from an infection to rotten luck. I have seen grafts fail from time to time and sometimes we just have no idea what happened. If your doctor followed all the protocols your graft had a great chance of success but failure is always possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very carefully: It depends on whether is a full thickness skin graft of a split thickness skin graft. In full thickness the skin is comolete excised and the remaining defect is sewn together. In a split thickness graft we use a machine called a dermatome that shaves off the top few layers of the skin. ...Read more
Preserve your eggs: Ovarian grafting is an experimental technique that can be used to preserve your eggs for future fertility prior to chemotherapy, or radiation, or any treatment that can damage the eggs and ovaries. At this time, freezing eggs or embryos is a more reliable method to preserve your eggs and your fertility and may be a better option. Please speak with a specialist before you make a decision. ...Read more
Skin transplant: An thin layer of skin is shaved off of the donor site on the body. That piece of skin may be turned into a mesh sheet. The skin graft is then transplanted to the area that needs it. The donor site (new wound) can be treated in a number of different ways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer