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Is corneal transplant worth the risk?

Is corneal transplant worth the risk?

Yes.: Of course, it depends on your particular reason for needing a transplant. In general, corneal transplants are very successful and achieve very good results. There are several excellent corneal surgeons in the Philadelphia area for you to consult. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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 common to have a corneal transplant?

Is it common to have a corneal transplant?

Not common: It is not common to have a corneal transplant but it not rare either. Corneal transplant surgery has a high success rate but it not required very often. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Corneal transplant?

What are the complications of Corneal transplant?

Rejection: Many potential complications can associated with corneal transplant, either during the surgery or after surgery during recovery period. Hemorrhage inside the eye is the most serious complication during surgery. Rejection of the graft can occur years later. Infection is not common but can occur. Also some diseases can recur in the corneal graft too. ...Read more

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What is the biggest risk after a corneal transplant?

What is the biggest risk after a corneal transplant?

Trauma and rupture: Common risks are mentioned in other posts, infection, hemorrhage, rejection. One of my biggest concerns is trauma and rupture of the graft in cases where a full thickness penetrating transplant have been performed. The eye is forever fragile and even the slightest blow to the eye can lead to serious injury and blindness. The eye needs glasses to protect it. Risk is much lower in partial grafts. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of Corneal transplant?

What are the side-effects of Corneal transplant?

Irritation: Side effects associated with corneal transplant include irritation from sutures, blurred vision during the immediate post-op period, occasional pain, light sensitivity, and potential side effects from various eye medications used during the recovery period. ...Read more

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Why can't i give blood after a corneal transplant?

Theoretical risk: After transplantation, there is a theoretical risk of transmissible disease so blood donation is not allowed. ...Read more

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What are the risks of getting a corneal transplant?

Rejection/Infection: It depends on the reason the cornea is scarred or irregular. Keratoconus, a congenital problem, is a very common reason and the results are very good. If there is previous injury to the cornea with scarring, i.e. Burns, trauma, infections, etc, there maybe ingrowth of blood vessels and the results and not quite as good. The main risks are rejection or infection. ...Read more

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After a corneal transplant will my pupil become clear?

Usually: The goal of this surgery is to provide a clear view from a formerly obscured vision due to corneal disease. Mostly that goal is reached and your central visual axis, your pupil, will clear up. You need to be very diligent in post operative care to achieve this goal. ...Read more

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Can smoking pot help my corneal transplant heal faster?

Can smoking pot help my corneal transplant heal faster?

No: Smoking marijuana will only transiently lower the pressure in the eye. It will not affect healing in any way. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...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