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Doctor insights on: Recovery Time Corneal Transplant Surgery

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Should vision worsen after corneal transplant surgery?

Possibly : Vision may worsen after corneal surgery if the surgery is not successful. Uncorrected vision may also decrease until glasses or a contact lens can be fitted at 12 month after surgery. Ask your corneal surgeon to explain your current situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Is it normal for eye vision to worsen a few weeks after corneal transplant surgery?

Is it normal for eye vision to worsen a few weeks after corneal transplant surgery?

Yes: I see this most commonly in keratoconus grafts where initial swelling causes graft flattening. As the swelling goes down the graft steepens and becomes more myopic. Of course any transplant can have a change in refractive error and astigmatism as it heals. I would not worry about rejection this early but if there is any pain or increase in redness or light sensitivity i would see your surgeon now. ...Read more

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Are there eye exercises that can be helpful after undergoing an eye corneal transplant surgery?

Are there eye exercises that can be helpful after undergoing an eye corneal transplant surgery?

No: The best thing you can do if you have undergone a corneal transplant is use your eye drops as instructed and return for to your eye surgeon for regular follow ups as scheduled. Your doctor will also give you the warning signs that you should return for an earlier follow up. ...Read more

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How reliable is a corneal transplant in correcting keratoconus? My doctor has told me that my keratoconus has gotten so bad that i need to have a corneal transplant. Surgery scares me because it is so invasive, and i worry that my body will reject the don

Corneal : Corneal collagen crosslinking is a treatment for keratoconus that can stop the progression of the disease, as well as improve the shape of the cornea and vision. Although it is not yet fda approved in the us - it is available as part of a clinical trial in more than 50 locations throughout the us - including a few sites in texas (where you are located per your profile). Most but not all keratoconus patients are eligible. Crosslinking is a safe treatment (a procedure rather than a surgery) that in most cases is performed just once. More information on crosslinking is available at the websites: http://www.Miamikeratoconus.Com http://www.Cxlusa.Com http://bmctoday.Net/advancedocularcare/pdfs/aoc0310_refsurgery_rubinfeld.Pdf http://www.Nkcf.Org/es/tratamiento/corneal-crosslinking/159-us-cxl-sites-2.Html please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions william trattler, md miami, fl www.Centerforeyecare.Com. ...Read more

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What do docs think? Should eye vision worsen a few weeks after corneal transplant surgery?

What do docs think? Should eye vision worsen a few weeks after corneal transplant surgery?

Many reasons: It depends on several things. What was the reason for the transplant; is the cornea healing correctly, is the cornea rejecting, or is the angle of the new cornea causing astigmatism that needs to be further corrected with glasses or contacts. It sometimes takes months to completely heal. You need to discuss this with the eye doctor that did the transplant. ...Read more

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What are the chances my body will reject a corneal transplant? Due to my eye scarring some years ago after an infection, i need to have corneal transplant surgery. While i'm prepared to for the surgery and recovery time, i'd like to know more about the po

Low risk: Unless the cornea is highly vascularized, i would not worry about it. Follow your doctors med schedule religiously, and call right away for any rejection symptoms and most rejections can be reversed. A rejected cornea can be replaced if it can't be reversed. More concerning to me is the risk of trauma to the graft. Such injuries can be devastating so consider glasses for protection at all times. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...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