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treehopper posted:
I have a family member who is losing her eyesight because her corneal transplant has failed . The new corneal is swollen and the Drs. feel nothing can be done. Does anyone know of a person who has had some success with this problem.
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Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
You will need to have more discussion with the ophthalmologist taking care of this person. An irreversibly swollen corneal transplant, either from donor rejection or from simply "wearing out" over time, can be fairly easily replaced with another transplant. Indeed, a partial transplant can usually be used in such a situation to address the failed cornea.

On the other hand, it may be the case that there are other eye problems in addition to the failed corneal transplant which prevent vision improvement; this might be a reason that the transplant is not being fixed.

Again, a direct question to the eye doctor is needed. Failed corneal transplants are routinely replaced.


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