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Can i smoke pot after cornia transplant?

Can i smoke pot after cornia transplant?

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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Could an eye/cornia transplant correct nystagmus?

Could an eye/cornia transplant correct nystagmus?

No such thing and no: There is no such thing as an eye transplant and a cornea transplant would have no effect on nystagmus. There are surgeries and non-surgical treatments for nystagmus. See a strabismus specialist to discuss these. ...Read more

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What is the future for people with face transplants as they age?

What is the future for people with face transplants as they age?

Unknown: However, there two factors to consider: 1) the natural aging process and 2) the possibly effects of chronic rejection. Given face transplants are in their infancy, it remains to be seen how this will play out. ...Read more

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Which parts of the body can be transplanted?

Transplantation: "Heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, and small intestines." "Transplantable tissues include blood, blood vessels, bones, bone marrow, cartilage, connective tissues, eyes, heart valves, and skin." per http://www.lifepoint-sc.org/facts_what.htm ...Read more

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What are some exclusion criteria for transplants?

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 more

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Can the body reject the transplanted organ even if it's a match?

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

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I'm wondering if i donate my body for transplants, will it be frozen until completely utilized?

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

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Nerve transplants possible in the next 10 years?

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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Please help! what is the most needed/requested organ for transplants?

Kidneys: There nearly 100,000 patients with kidney failure who are waiting for donor kidneys; however, there are fewer than 10,000 deceased donor kidneys that become available every year. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more