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Eye Transplant Glaucoma Patient
No.: Eye transplants have not been perfected yet.Certain parts of the eye, specifically cornea, sclera and conjunctiva (especially the limbus where there are stem cells) can be successfully transplanted.However, corneal transplant, conjunctival transplants or limbal stem cell transplants would not work to treat glaucoma.Glaucoma is treated with drops, lasers, surgery and surgical shunts of the eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Opthamology question: what can be done to slow progression of low pressure glaucoma? Thanks. My mother cannot see out of her right eye due to a failed cornea transplant. Now doctors have confirmed low pressure glaucoma in left eye, so she is slowly goi
Difficult to treat: Low tension glaucoma(ltg) can be difficult to diagnose and effectively treat because the underlying cause of optic nerve damage is not clear. We know that lowering the ocular pressure has a protective effect. This can be achieved through drops or office laser procedures. Ltg patients may also be at risk due to non-ocular conditions such as nocturnal hypotension and vascular perfusion problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Average eye pressure is between about 12-21mmhg. The target eye pressure is different for each patient depending on the individual patients eye pressure and the level of optic nerve damage. This can be determined by your eye md after examination and testing. Target eye pressure may need to be adjusted over time depending on the stability of your exam and testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Unlikely: Factors that affect intraocular pressure are varied and multifactorial and not completely understood. Effect of caffiene probably negligible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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