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Can you give me more information about the cells that were damaged? Do you know if the cells were on his cornea (endothelial cells) or his retina (back of the eye) or ???
I think the cornea where the lense sits
Ok. The cells in the cornea (endothelial cells) can be replaced in two ways. The first is a full thickness corneal transplant (PK) and the other, newer, technique, is DSEK. These surgeries are usually done by a cornea specialist.
Here is a link about DSEK:
Here is information about a full thickness corneal transplant:
These cells do not come from his good eye but rather from a cadaver donor. There is no surgery that uses his own cells.....
dad was told a couple of years ago that the cells structure was to damaged to do anything. but has seen on tv this other procedure. where they grow new cells and put them into the bad eye
If his endothelial cells are severely damaged one of these surgeries to replace the cells should work.
what if the back of his eye was damaged also he had to see a ophthamologist
If his retina is destroyed then that can't be fixed.
okay i will look on the sites you have given me thanks
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