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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Get An Eye Transplant If You Have Glaucoma

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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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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I have been diagnosed with pigmentary glaucoma will i get my eye color back?

I have been diagnosed with pigmentary glaucoma will i get my eye color back?

Likely no change: Pigmentary glaucoma is a type of open in the glaucoma that is a result of an excessive release of pigment from the structure in the eye called the iris. Overtime this release of pigment can clog your natural drainage system causing high eye pressure with resultant damage to the optic nerve. There can be some irreversible changes to the iris more notable on clinical exam using a microscope. ...Read more

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I have glaucoma in right eye. How likely is it that the left eye will also get it?

I have glaucoma in right eye. How likely is it that the left eye will also get it?

Depends: There are many different types of glaucoma, some of which only affect one eye. The most common form "open angle glaucoma" typically affects both eyes, although one may be affected more severely or earlier than the other. ...Read more

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I have glaucoma in right eye. What percent chance is there that i will get it in the left eye?

Depends: There ate different types of glaucoma, some of which only occur in one eye, while others occur in both. If you are monitored on a regular basis, regardless of the type you have, your second eye should be well-protected, as any subtle damage will be caught early. ...Read more

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Should we use eye drops and get unnecessary side effect if we are only being suspected to have glaucoma?

Depends...: If there are high risk factors for the development of glaucoma, sometimes a doctor may recommend treatment. However at times it is also okay to wait as long as there is close monitoring to assure changes do not occur that cause the condition to turn into glaucoma. If you have concerns, bring them up with your doctor to come up with the best plan for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I get pressure in both eyes at times. I saw an optometrist who said everything was fine. Is it possible I have glaucoma? I wear contacts daily also.

Pressure: Feeling pressure is often different than having "eye pressure". It could be due to dryness, strain, inflammation, etc. If you had a thorough exam and the eye pressure was normal and you had basic testing to rule out glaucoma then you are most likely ok. Of course you should still get annual exams or more often if you have a family history of eye problems. ...Read more

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3 weeks after pushing on eye to get hidden contact out I was diagnosed with glaucoma. Could that cause it. I've been told I have unilateral glaucoma.

3 weeks after pushing on eye to get hidden contact out I was diagnosed with glaucoma. Could that cause it. I've been told I have unilateral glaucoma.

Unlikely: It is unlikely that the three weeks of pressure on the eye to move the contact lens could have caused you to have glaucoma. Glaucoma is a typically very slow and silent Eye condition that is often very asymptomatic until late stages. Typically it is found when screening the eye during routine Eye exams. ...Read more

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What qualifies to get an eye enucleated? I have perfect OD, my OS has uveitis, glaucoma, and macular(sp) edema. Nothing helps, and I'm in intense pain

What qualifies to get an eye enucleated? I have perfect OD, my OS has uveitis, glaucoma, and macular(sp) edema. Nothing helps, and I'm in intense pain

Eye issues : Follow up with your eye doctor. He or she will help you. I do not think that the eye has to go Yet. There are still many treatments that can be tried to keep the eyesight The bast it can be. Hang in there! ...Read more

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Im a glaucoma patient and had a trabeculectomy done. Could i still get eye corrective surgery like lasik?

Im a glaucoma patient and had a trabeculectomy done. Could i still get eye corrective surgery like lasik?

Theoretically, yes: But having had that type of surgery increases your risk of infection and some other complications and makes you less than an ideal candidate. Nevertheless, it's a good idea to have the eye examined by an experienced lasik surgeon. Your particular situation may be more or less amenable to lasik. ...Read more

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Treating right eye for glaucoma w/travatan & now have long eyelashes in that eye but not the left eye. How can I get the lashes to match?

Treating right eye for glaucoma w/travatan & now have long eyelashes in that eye but not the left eye. How can I get the lashes to match?

Side effect: You are using a prostaglandin inhibitor eyedrop to lower the pressure in your eye. Lash growth is a well known side effect and in fact has been repackaged as a cosmetic lash lengthener termed 'latisse" for this effect. Talk with you ophthalmologist and he can give you ways to deal with this. ...Read more

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High eye pressure, double vision, sensitivity to light, blurry. Going to get tested for glaucoma in a couple months.?Do you think I have it?

High eye pressure, double vision, sensitivity to light, blurry. Going to get tested for glaucoma in a couple months.?Do you think I have it?

Examination is key: You're young & otherwise healthy female, but high eye pressure, double vision& blurry vision could mean other things besides glaucoma. You should have immediate eye exam by an Eye MD. If you r overweight, or on birth control pills, too much vit A, for example , you could have increase pressure in your brain. An eye exam will help diagnose this, glaucoma, or other serious conditions. Make an appt. ...Read more

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My optometrist told that my left eye pressure is 30 mmhg and suspects that I may get glaucoma.when should I worry? What tests do I have to take next?

My optometrist told that my left eye pressure is 30 mmhg and suspects that I may get glaucoma.when should I worry? What tests do I have to take next?

Eye Care: I'm glad you're being evaluated. Depending on your risk factors, a iop of 30 is suspect for causing the glaucomatous process. Your eye doc will monitor the health of your optic nerves & will perform tests, such as visual field, optic nerve photography, optical coherence tomography, serial tonometty, & gonioscopy. Careful assessment is important so that proper sight preserving therapy can be starte ...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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If i were to get a corneal transplant would i be able to put a contact on that eye and have 20/20 vision?

If i were to get a corneal transplant would i be able to put a contact on that eye and have 20/20 vision?

Don't get hopes up: Usually patients with corneal transplants do not see 20/20. First of all, recovery time is long. Secondly, stitches are usually left on the eye making contact lens fitting hard. I think you are going in with high expectations and need to think about meeting with your doctor about realistic goals and expectations. ...Read more

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Bad injury center of the pupil now it healed with a white scare center of my vison should I have the transplant or live with it very worryed of rejecting don't wont to be blind its been long road just to get what I have almost lost the eye

Bad injury center of the pupil now it healed with a white scare center of my vison should I have the transplant or live with it very worryed of rejecting don't wont to be blind its been long road just to get what I have almost lost the eye

Whether : Whether or not to have surgery is entirely your decision. You must determine with your surgeon, what your current level of vision is and how much your decreased vision is affecting your ability to live your life. You surgeon should be able to give you a run down on what potential your eye has of seeing better. A cornea transplant is a major surgery that requires many post-op visits and does carry with it some risk. So, you must weigh the benefits and the risks of going through this elective procedure. ...Read more

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Will Herpes Zoster go away permanently if I get a cornea transplant? And can I have lasik done on the eye as well?

Will Herpes Zoster go away permanently if I get a cornea transplant? And can I have lasik done on the eye as well?

Wrong question: H. Zoster heals in 3 to 5 weeks. Perhaps your question is about possible risk of Zoster due to a procedure. Ask the Dr who does the procedure. Also note means of protecting against it, typically valacyclovir. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...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