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Doctor insights on: Rehab From Corneal Transplant

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How is a dcd liver transplant different from other transplants?

How is a dcd liver transplant different from other transplants?

Cardiac Death Occurs: The term dcd (donation after cardiac death) means the donor died of cardiac failure rather than brain death. In either case the donor suffered an irreversible brain injury and are kept alive by mechanical life support. The dcd donors also undergo a period of low blood pressure when taken off life support and their organs may sustain further injury. Properly selected dcd organs can work fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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What is recovery time for corneal transplants?

What is recovery time for corneal transplants?

Corneal transplant: What is recovery time for corneal transplants? ANS: best to discuss this with your transplanter as the best source of information on this in you and their experience in where ever you are. ...Read more

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Is corneal scarring from contact lens use serious?

Is corneal scarring from contact lens use serious?

Depends: Scarring is rare from contact lens over wear which usually creates symptomatic surface changes for which the lens will be removed by most. The most common scar producing effect is corneal ulcer; a bacterial culture under the lens. Most of these are peripheral and after treatment the scar causes little change. But if the ulcer is central, the scar can cause great visual changes. ...Read more

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Tips about corneal transplant as treatment for keratoconus?

Tips about corneal transplant as treatment for keratoconus?

Keratoconus: Corneal transplant is a highly successful surgery in keratoconus patients in which all other treatment options have been exhausted. ...Read more

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Do corneal transplants generally work?

Overall, yes: There has been a significant change in the way corneal problems are treated over the past 10 years. Instead of requiring a full transplant, only the inside layer of the cornea might have to be exchanged, which allows a much safer and rapidly healing surgery. In some cases a full transplant is required (scarring, keratoconus), and this too is highly successful, usually done by corneal specialists. ...Read more

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Can patient with fsgs and aiha undergo kidney transplant ? Whether the patient should go for live donor or cadaver transplant ? What r success rate?

Can patient with fsgs and aiha undergo kidney transplant ? Whether the patient should go for live donor or cadaver transplant ? What r success rate?

Fsgs recurs but,: Fsgs is okay to transplant whether live donor or not! however, recurrence, is possible. Fsgs returns in about one third of the transplanted kidneys i.e. Every 3 persons with kidney failure due to fsgs who get transplant, one of them will see fsgs affecting his transplant. The disease may take years to appear however. So, possible recurrence is not a reason to not transplant persons with fsgs. ...Read more

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Is a corneal transplant the only type of transplant for eyesight?

Is a corneal transplant the only type of transplant for eyesight?

Yes: Other than corneal stem cells there are no other parts of the eye besides the cornea that are transplantable. ...Read more

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How successful are lung transplant surgeries?

How successful are lung transplant surgeries?

Survival data: Very good at 1 year with average us survival of 90 percent. This falls to 50 percent at five years and 10 percent survival at 10 years. That said there are patients who have lived twenty plus years after a lung transplant. ...Read more

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After recovery from vitrectomy for macular pucker and subsequent cataract surgery will a patient be able to wear contact lenses?

After recovery from vitrectomy for macular pucker and subsequent cataract surgery will a patient be able to wear contact lenses?

Contacts after CS: Depending on the type of cataract surgery performed (sutures used or not), the vast majority of patients can use contact lenses after surgery (usually after 1-3months) if needed still after surgery: our goal in most patients is to help them be glasses/contact lenses free. More information at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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How long a post kidney transplant patient prevent from sexual activity?

How long  a post kidney transplant patient prevent from sexual activity?

Not long: Not very long! few weeks may be to few months based on progress with transplant! ...Read more

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Can stem cells cure a blind patient who has a failed corneal transplant before?

Possibly: If the patient has a corneal limbal stem cell deficiency then a transplant may be beneficial. Ask your corneal surgeon. ...Read more

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How good is a corneal transplant and cateract from a cadaver?

How good is a corneal transplant and cateract from a cadaver?

Transplant is good: Corneal transplants to replaced diseased corneas come from the recently deceased (cadavers). Cataracts do not come from that source, but the cataractous lens can be replaced with an appropriately powered plastic lens placed inside the eye. Corneal transplants are generally excellent, provide good vision and frequently may save an eye. ...Read more

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What supplements/diet should i adopt after a penetrating keratoplasty (pkp) surgery / cornea transplant that helps in corneal recovery and beyond?

What supplements/diet should i adopt after a penetrating keratoplasty (pkp) surgery / cornea transplant that helps in corneal recovery and beyond?

Nothing special: Be sure you use your topical medications as prescribed and on schedule. Some think Vitamin C supplement can be helpful with corneal healing. But the best thing is to maintain a balanced diet and keep yourself generally healthy. The cornea will grab what it needs for its health and survival. ...Read more

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Any information about eye transplantation ? Optic nerve damage .... Could transplantation help

No: Eye transplants usually refer to corneal transplants. Cornea is the clear part in front of the eye and if damaged can become opaque and replaced by corneal transplants. ...Read more

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Should vision worsen after corneal transplant surgery?

Yes: Yes initially after transplant surgery your vision may be worse. Depending on the type fo transplant it may take anywhere from 3-12 months to recover. ...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