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Eye Transplant Eligibility
No: Transplantation of the entire eye is impossible as the retina of the eye is part of the brain and cannot be transplanted. Only the cornea or clear front of the eye can be transplanted successfully, and the lens replaced with a plastic lens implant after cataract surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I want my eye to heal completely and to see sight improvement, but how long is it after the transplant until someone can go back to work?
Is other eye OK?: I am guessing you are talking about corneal transplantation in one of your eyes. If your work is strenuous, and the other eye sees well, your transplant surgeon may want you to go easy so that the transplant is not endangered which could be six months or so. If you are doing office of light duty work, you might be able to return to work within weeks. ...Read more
No: There is no such thing as an eye transplant . You are referring to a corneal transplant. Uncontrolled glaucoma can lead to decreased survival of the corneal transplant. Glaucoma should be controlled medically before transplantation or an additional glaucoma surgical procedure should be performed before or at the time of transplantation when medication fails to lower the pressure adequately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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