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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
clarify: It seems like you have lost 75% of your vision in one eye - is this correct. Glaucoma is best managed by an M.D. Ophthalmologist - preferably a specialist in glaucoma. This is too complex a disease to be handled by optometrists. Please restate the question if this answer misses the point of your question. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Depends: Every patient needs a risk analysis of the various risk factors. Based on that analysis a target pressure is determined. As a group only about 10% of patients with IOP 24 or greater will develop glaucoma therefore not all patients with elevated need to be treated. I have many patients with elevated pressure that I have followed for decades who have not developed glaucoma. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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