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Is it possible to get an eye transplant if you have glaucoma?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No eye transplant

There is corneal transplant for corneal diseases, and glaucoma surgery for glaucoma.
There are no eye transplants.

In brief: No eye transplant

There is corneal transplant for corneal diseases, and glaucoma surgery for glaucoma.
There are no eye transplants.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Years away if it all.

In brief: No

Years away if it all.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not yet.

This is an exciting experimental field but we're not there yet - stay tuned and get checked for glaucoma.
Early detection is they key!

In brief: Not yet.

This is an exciting experimental field but we're not there yet - stay tuned and get checked for glaucoma.
Early detection is they key!
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology

In brief: Clarification

If you are referring to a corneal transplant, then yes, you can receive this type of transplant if there is indication for it and the prognosis is favorable.
It's very important to have well controlled glaucoma prior to & after cornea transplantion to assure the best success for corneal survival. If you are implying that is it possible to have an whole eye transplantion, the answer is no.

In brief: Clarification

If you are referring to a corneal transplant, then yes, you can receive this type of transplant if there is indication for it and the prognosis is favorable.
It's very important to have well controlled glaucoma prior to & after cornea transplantion to assure the best success for corneal survival. If you are implying that is it possible to have an whole eye transplantion, the answer is no.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Corneal transplant

You can get a corneal transplant if you have glaucoma and this is occasionally done.
Eye transplants (the entire eye) are not possible with current knowledge.

In brief: Corneal transplant

You can get a corneal transplant if you have glaucoma and this is occasionally done.
Eye transplants (the entire eye) are not possible with current knowledge.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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