Corneal Transplants Are Safe And Amazing...They Just Look Really Freaky!

Corneal Transplants Are Safe And Amazing...They Just Look Really Freaky!
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Transplants of various parts of the body have been becoming more and more feasible with time and technology. And one of these medical and technological miracles is corneal transplant! These transplants are truly safe and effective. But they sure as hell don't look like that, simply because of the freaky nature of the operation!

Here is the eye of a patient who has just undergone surgery to have his entire cornea replaced.

Here is the eye of a patient who has just undergone surgery to have his entire cornea replaced.

Don't miss out the tiny stitches - a work that needs the steadiest of hands!

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There are so many factors that can make a transplant necessary.

There are so many factors that can make a transplant necessary.
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These can range from corneal scarring to blunt-force trauma.

After the surgery, which is usually done in an outpatient center, doctors attach tiny stitches to help the eye heal.

After the surgery, which is usually done in an outpatient center, doctors attach tiny stitches to help the eye heal.
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The stitches are absorbed by the body over time. Here is the eye of a patient who had a cornea transplant one year prior to when this photo was taken. You can see that there are still two stitches left.

When organic corneas are not available for transplant, things can get kind of weird!

When organic corneas are not available for transplant, things can get kind of weird!
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Doctors can also use synthetic corneas. Once transplanted, they look a little something like this.

Most patients who undergo corneal transplant surgery have been found to experience a significant improvement in their vision.

Most patients who undergo corneal transplant surgery have been found to experience a significant improvement in their vision.
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Success rate, however, depends on the situation!