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Is there any risk of developing a malignancy following corneal transplant surgery? I am scheduled for a corneal transplant later this month as a treatment for corneal degeneration. What's the possibility of a transplant-related malignancy?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Essentially zero

This risk is essentially zero as long as the donor cornea is chosen appropriately.

In brief: Essentially zero

This risk is essentially zero as long as the donor cornea is chosen appropriately.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology

In brief: You

You should not worry about getting cancer from a corneal transplant.
The chance of such an event are practically zero. Your transplant surgeon can also reassure you about this concern.

In brief: You

You should not worry about getting cancer from a corneal transplant.
The chance of such an event are practically zero. Your transplant surgeon can also reassure you about this concern.
Dr. Alma Murphy
Dr. Alma Murphy
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