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Rehab From Corneal Transplant
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends : On whether he's or not abstinent. Most programs would require compliance with a detox program prior to listing. ...Read more
Will medicare cover pancreatectomy & auto islet cell transplantation for people with chronic pancreatitis?
Sometimes: Sometimes, depending on the cause and co existing diseases or condtitions. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm suffering from pulmonary fibrosis advanced stage, looking up for doctors contact whom i could contact for lung transplant !
Pulmonologist : Get in touch with a good pulmonologist in your area and he could help you further. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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