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What are the risks of getting a corneal transplant?

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In brief: Rejection/Infection

It depends on the reason the cornea is scarred or irregular. Keratoconus, a congenital problem, is a very common reason and the results are very good.
If there is previous injury to the cornea with scarring, i.e. Burns, trauma, infections, etc, there maybe ingrowth of blood vessels and the results and not quite as good. The main risks are rejection or infection.

In brief: Rejection/Infection

It depends on the reason the cornea is scarred or irregular. Keratoconus, a congenital problem, is a very common reason and the results are very good.
If there is previous injury to the cornea with scarring, i.e. Burns, trauma, infections, etc, there maybe ingrowth of blood vessels and the results and not quite as good. The main risks are rejection or infection.
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