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Because I have had caderacts removed in both eyes and left

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Because I have had caderacts removed in both eyes and left eye went far wrong and a I can only see a image. How safe are the corena implants?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

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Dr. Rick :

A cornea transplant is a good way to restore vision after your native cornea has failed. It is a pretty extensive surgery but it is done thousands of times every year with good results. Don't get me wrong -- it is more invasive then cataract surgery but, in the hands of an experienced cornea expert it can help to restore vision.

Dr. Rick :

There is also a surgery that replaces the cells on the inside of your cornea (the endothelial cells) called DSEK. It doesn't involve taking off your cornea and, in selected cases, it can restore corneal function with less surgery.

Dr. Rick :

I see you are in the chat room. Is there anything else you would like to ask me?

Customer:

I was told nothing more could be done on left eye. The right eye is losing vision fast. I do not want to go blind.

Dr. Rick :

I can understand your fears. If your ophthalmologist told that you could be helped by a corneal transplant I can assure that you this is a well established surgery that is done successfully across the globe everyday. Does it have risks? Of course it does -- every surgery has risks, as does life itself. But, if a cornea doc has told you that she can help you with this surgery and your only other option is to watch your vision get worse, I would suggest you proceed with the treatment.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.

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