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Do we have the technology to do eye transplants?

Do we have the technology to do eye transplants?

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 more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Do we have the technology to conduct eye transplants?

Do we have the technology to conduct eye transplants?

Eye transplants: Only the cornea and lens can be removed and replaced. The rest of the eye can not be transplanted. ...Read more

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For what conditions is eye transplant possible?

For what conditions  is eye transplant possible?

Cornea conditions: Cornea transplantation is the most common firm of solid organ transplantation in the United States. It is used if the clear front part of the eye becomes cloudy. Transplantation of the entire eye is not possible. ...Read more

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Eagle eyes are sharp, why no transplant of corneal for human?

Eagle eyes are sharp, why no transplant of corneal for human?

Raptor eyes: Not quite. Raptors have two foveas connected by a visual streak. Their eyes are so large they cannot move. Fovea #1 is for far vision (seeing prey), and as they dive, the image goes down the visual streak until imaged on fovea #2 at the level of the talons. This allows them to catch their prey. Focusing has little to do with it. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as eye transplant? I heard about it, but how technologically advanced are we?

Is there such thing as eye transplant? I heard about it, but how technologically advanced are we?

No: Not an entire eye transplant yet. Corneas are often transplanted. When an eye is removed, an ocular prosthesis is placed. We are advanced enough to put retinal chips into eyes though. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Could a blind regain sight through an eye transplant?

Could a blind regain sight through an eye transplant?

Unfortunately not!: Although various parts of the eye can be replaced by human transplantation or implants (cornea and lens for instance), eye transplantation is not yet possible. ...Read more

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Will having glaucoma stop me from getting an eye transplant?

Will having glaucoma stop me from getting an eye transplant?

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 more

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Which type of eye related transplant can be done in which the donor is still alive?

Which type of eye related transplant can be done in which the donor is still alive?

None: The cornea is the only part of the eye that is transplanted. Corneas are only recovered from deceased donors - not from living donors. ...Read more

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Can i smoke hash/weed after 15 days of cornie transplant?if it is harmfull so what harm can it cause to my eye..please give me detail answer sir/maam

No effect: This will have no effect on the success or failure of the transplant. As long as you control the amount so you do not lose control and physically endanger the surgery, then you should be all right. ...Read more

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Can a blind person get an eye transplant to see again?

Can a blind person get an eye transplant to see again?

Not full eye: Transplants are available if the cause of blindness is the cornea or injured stem cells. ...Read more

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What can I do about white pus in corner of my eye after cornea transplant?

See Eye Dr.: You really need to have your eye examined by the ophthalmologist that did the transplant. It could be from an infection, signs of rejection, healing--depending when the operation was done, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to feel about cornea transplant for keratoconus eye disorder?

Can you tell me how to feel about cornea transplant for keratoconus eye disorder?

Check if needed: Not sure what you mean. The results of corneal transplant for keratoconus are excellent with very little rejection reported. If your disease is very advanced, and visual correction is limited by glasses, usually contact lenses, then a transplant can restore the best vision. Today, there are methods to transplant less tissue with excellent results. Feel good about the procedure if you need it. ...Read more

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What would your eye look like without a cornea? If the cornea of a donor's eye is removed for transplant, would the donor's eye appear blurry?

Misunderstood : Corneas are necessary for vision. Cornea transplants are only performed from a cadaver (dead person) to a recipient. Living people need their corneas and do not, can not donate them. ...Read more

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Can getting an eye transplant cure optic neuritis?

Unrelated: The only current transplant is corneal transplantation. There is no way to transplant a whole eye or any part of the eye nerves. If you have optic neuritis, you can benefit from some forms of treatment which are best managed by a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...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