Is it possible for a macular degeneration patient to have an eye transplant?

No. The optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain cannot regenerate once you cut it so a transplanted eye would be blind. When people donate their eyes the only part usable is the cornea for a patient whose cornea has scarred up or got damaged.
Not really. There are no transplants available for the retina (macula) except in the experimental stage. Also stem cells are in the experimental phase for macular degeneration. For now, we have to wait for these therapies unless you are willing to enroll in a clinical trial. See your retina specialist to see if you're a candidate. Good luck.
Not possible. . There is no such thing as an eye transplant. At this time, only certain eye tissues can be transplanted, such as the cornea or sclera. There is no transplant treatment option for macular degeneration.

Related Questions

Could you explain what is age related macular degeneration for eyes?

Dry and wet. The macula, central retina develops drusen- debris with age leading to vision loss occuring with retinal degeneration without active blood vessel growth called geographic atrophy or dry age related macular degeneration or "dry amd". The retina appears to slowly wither away, more common. Central macular area degeneration can occur from active blood vessel growing into these areas called "wet amd". Read more...
AMD. . As a person ages, the macular tissue may degenerate, or weaken. This is dry amd. If there is significant thinning, then central vision may be affected. If the thinning is severe, then there actually be fluid leakage or hemorrhaging making it wet amd. Read more...
Over 50. By definition, age related macular degeneration is diagnosed if the patient is at least age 50 years old, and has typical macular findings. Individuals with a family history of amd are advised to have regular eye exams beginning at age 50 to look for signs, and start vitamin supplementation if appropriate. Read more...
Macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly. There are two major types-- wet and dry. The dry form progresses slowly, and rarely leads to severe vision loss. The wet form can lead to rapid and severe vision loss. Most of the new therapies available help treat the wet form. Ocuvite preservision areds ii is the leading vitamin formulation for dry macular degeneration. Read more...

With regards to macular degeneration what are the commons symptoms you commonly see in patients? Treatments?

Blurred vision. Common symptoms include blurred or distorted central vision. Many times, this is more noticeable when reading. For dry amd, treatment includes areds vitamins, smoking cessation, opitimizing vascular health. For wet amd, it is treated by intraocular injections, often times monthly. The injections 90-95% of the time stop the vision loss, 30-40% notice improvement in vision. Read more...
Many. Age related macular degeneration (amd) is a leading cause of visual loss in the elderly population. Treatment depends on type and severity of amd. The symptoms are highly variable also: mild to moderate blurring in central areas of vision, distortion of images, haziness. Sometimes, in early stages, pt do not yet have symptoms. Read more...

Does macular degeneration start in the center of the eye?

Yes. Macular degeneration, as the name suggests, affects the macula. The macula is the central, most sensitive part of the retina. Read more...
Yes. By definition, macula degeneration involves the macula which is the central retina which controls your central (not peripheral) vision. Read more...

How effective is eye surgery for treating macular degeneration?

Not useful. Macular degeneration is a condition, mostly in the elderly, in which the central circulation gradually fails and vision is lost. No surgery known can reverse this process. There are supplements which can be useful and in certain types of macular degeneration, injections may also be useful. Read more...

What are new treatments for eye disorders like macular degeneration?

Not much. ..In past few years since lucentis (ranibizumab). Some longer acting injectables on the horizon so fewer injections. A drop form just got approved for further study- that would be a remarkable advance. Read more...
Two types. 1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation are the treatment. Here we see aging spots in the macula called drusen and/or loss of tissue called atrophy. 2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or Eylea are the treatment. Here we see leaking, bleeding, swelling, and scarring in the macula. See a retina specialist. Read more...

My dad has macular degeneration and doctor wants a cornea transplant?

Doesn't make sense. In macular degeneration, the problem is with the retina, not the cornea. If macular degeneration is really the problem, a corneal transplant will not help. Read more...
Unrelated. Having macular degeneration does not cause or prevent the treatment of corneal diseases that require corneal transplantation. Getting the transplant will likely improve the vision as much as possible and allow clearer inspection of the macula. Ask your ophthalmologists for the specifics of his case. Read more...

Eye diseases like cataracts or macular degeneration, what are these caused by?

Multiple factors. The adult form of these are mostly age-related. But things like genetics, environmental factors, overall health and diet, smoking, can make these worse. . Read more...

What to do if I have a disease called macular degeneration in my eye do I need inject of avast for the rest of my life?

Two types. 1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation. 2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or Eylea (these injections may be life-long). You must see a retina specialist as soon as possible to determine the type of macular degeneration you have and the need for treatment. Read more...

What do you recommend if I have a disease called macular degeneration in my eye do I need inject of avast for the rest of my life?

If you have the dry. Form then you can decrease your risk of conversion to the wet form by taking the areds 2 formula of eye vitamins and reducing your modifiable risk factors (sun protection, smoking cessation, improved diet, etc.) if you have the wet form then intravitreal injections are effective and the standard of care at this time. This does not necessarily mean you will need treatment indefinitely. Read more...