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Are there eye exercises that can be helpful after undergoing an eye corneal transplant surgery?
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Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Hood
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Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No. Corneal transplants can be full thickness and involve all layers of the cornea, or partial thickness and just involve the inner layer. Eye excersizes do not influence the success of corneal transplantation.
The cornea is the clear window of the eye and has no muscles in it. Some patients who have had accommodating intraocular lenses use eye excersizes to strengthen their accommodative ability.

In brief: No
No. Corneal transplants can be full thickness and involve all layers of the cornea, or partial thickness and just involve the inner layer. Eye excersizes do not influence the success of corneal transplantation.
The cornea is the clear window of the eye and has no muscles in it. Some patients who have had accommodating intraocular lenses use eye excersizes to strengthen their accommodative ability.
Dr. Jay Pepose
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Can also be partial thickness just transplanting the outer layers, as in DALK.
Dr. Majid Moshirfar
Unfortunately, there are no eye exercises to help cornea transplant. One should be cautious about certain contact sports after corneal transplantation. Please make sure you were protective sport goggles after surgery
Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: No
No. Eye exercises will not affect your healing after corneal surgery.

In brief: No
No. Eye exercises will not affect your healing after corneal surgery.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology
In brief: Not Usually
There are not any specific eye exercises that we recommend to aid recovery after corneal transplant surgery.

In brief: Not Usually
There are not any specific eye exercises that we recommend to aid recovery after corneal transplant surgery.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology
In brief: No
There really isn't much you can do after a cornea transplant to help you to heal other than take your prescribed eye drops and wait for your eye to heal.
Depending on the type of cornea transplant that you have your surgeon may ask you to limit certain exercises and activity until it is deemed safe.

In brief: No
There really isn't much you can do after a cornea transplant to help you to heal other than take your prescribed eye drops and wait for your eye to heal.
Depending on the type of cornea transplant that you have your surgeon may ask you to limit certain exercises and activity until it is deemed safe.
Dr. David Sachs
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