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Has anyone here ever heard of a corneal transplant that worked?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Corneal transplants are fairly routine and have been performed for literally over 100 years.
Techniques have changed and there are a variety of types of corneal transplants but fortunately outcomes are good.

In brief: Yes
Corneal transplants are fairly routine and have been performed for literally over 100 years.
Techniques have changed and there are a variety of types of corneal transplants but fortunately outcomes are good.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Corneal transplants do very well in general.
They usually have very little rejection. It will depend on the cause of corneal damage. Keratoconus cases for example, rarely reject. Some burns or trauma cause ingrowth of blood vessels, are are more susceptible to rejection.

In brief: Yes
Corneal transplants do very well in general.
They usually have very little rejection. It will depend on the cause of corneal damage. Keratoconus cases for example, rarely reject. Some burns or trauma cause ingrowth of blood vessels, are are more susceptible to rejection.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Common
Not a new technique.

In brief: Common
Not a new technique.
Dr. Mary Efremov
Dr. Mary Efremov
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Corneal transplant
Corneal transplantation is the most successful tissue transplanted with success rates as high as 95% depending on the reason for surgery.

In brief: Corneal transplant
Corneal transplantation is the most successful tissue transplanted with success rates as high as 95% depending on the reason for surgery.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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