are you suggesting you want to give him your eyeball? What is his visual acuity? What is he using for dry eyes? What is his age?
it is very considerate to offer your eye to your dad, however we are unable to use it in that manner. I would suggest letting the retinal specialist know you are willing to participate in any experimental studies they may have. Make sure that if he has a significant cataract, it should be removed. he can also benefit from a low vision refraction which can help maximize his vision potential. Be sure to have him use artificial tears to help with his dry eyes as this may also improve his vision a bit, I hope this is helpful, Dr. Stevens
If he has seen a retinal specialist, I would simply see another local retinal specialist for a second opinion, just to be sure they did not feel treatment could be of some benefit. There are centers of excellence such as Wilmer Eye institute in Baltimore or Bascom Palmer Eye institute in Florida however, I would hate for you to go to one of these just to hear is nothing to be done. A second opinion is the way to go at this point, Dr. Stevens
I thank you for your time with my dads vision.There is nothing that can be done to correct it.I wasnt sure a about a eye transplant but you answered that.I will give him the artificial tear drops as you suggested as he does not take them now.we will take him to another doctor but i know the outcome.get to work and figure it out,just kiddin
I hope the second opinion gives him some hope in treatment, good luck, Dr. Stevens
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