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Can you get an std from a cornea transplant

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Can you get an std from a cornea transplant
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

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I would not really worry about this. Cornea donors are tested for a large number of diseases before they are accepted as a donor and any evidence of a STD at the time of death would be discovered.

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Also the cornea is a blood-free tissue.....unlike something such a liver transplant which is full of the donors blood.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Let me know if there are there any other concerns or issues you would like to discuss on this topic.

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