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Which type of eye related transplant can be done in which the donor is still alive?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

The cornea is the only part of the eye that is transplanted.
Corneas are only recovered from deceased donors - not from living donors.

In brief: None

The cornea is the only part of the eye that is transplanted.
Corneas are only recovered from deceased donors - not from living donors.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Few if any

The only possible tissue that can be transplanted while the donor is alive would be small amounts of skin from the eye's surface if there was a genetic match.
Unfortunately, the small amount of tissue available and the high risks of graft rejection make this type of transplant impractical. Corneas, which are a relatively low rejection-causing tissue, can only be donated after death.

In brief: Few if any

The only possible tissue that can be transplanted while the donor is alive would be small amounts of skin from the eye's surface if there was a genetic match.
Unfortunately, the small amount of tissue available and the high risks of graft rejection make this type of transplant impractical. Corneas, which are a relatively low rejection-causing tissue, can only be donated after death.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine

In brief: Eye donation

None that i'm aware of.

In brief: Eye donation

None that i'm aware of.
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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