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SaveTheEyeDon'tGetHi: As much as possible,don't expose your eyes to any irritants for two months.No smoke, no pool chlorine, no soap, no excessive drying(in the wind, heated room, etc), no rubbing the eyes,no direct sun,no blasts of cold air, no eye drops with preservatives.And if you must get high then eat it. In fact don't smoke it, ever.Eat it. But, hey, you need to talk to the opthalmologist who did the transplant! ...Read more
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
Contraindication(s): For most organ transplants, active infections and metastatic malignancies are usually considered contraindications. In addition, psychiatric conditions or lack of psychosocial support system that can affect the patient's compliance with immunosuppressive medications can exclude some potential recipients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Unless you have an identical twin sibling who donates an organ for you, you will have to take any rejection medications. When lay people say an organ was a perfect "match", it does not mean that the genetic makeup of the donor and the recipient was 100% identical. Rather, what they mean to say is there was no mismatch in the six markers (antigens) that get checked during tissue typing. ...Read more
Organs don't freeze : Unfortunately, our organs don't freeze well so that we can thaw them out for use at a later time. We can cold preserve them at 4degs celsius and use them at a delayed time of up to ~48hrs for kidneys, 18hrs for livers, 16hrs for pancreas, and 6hrs for hearts with reasonable success. ...Read more
Nerve transplants: Yes quite possible. The biggest issue is coverage. Right now where we are heading is toward rationed care, expensive services will be restricted. If transplants are expensive and successful in less than 50% of cases they will likely not be covered. Pt will be needed after and this is already being restricted under obamacare to 24 sessions unless a new problem arises. ...Read more
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