• How safe is corneal transplantation for someone who has glaucoma?


    Question:

    How safe is corneal transplantation for someone who has glaucoma?


    Answer:

    Many patients with glaucoma undergo successful corneal transplantation surgery. However, the risk of graft failure is increased when their pressure does not stay in good control. Patients may need additional glaucoma therapy after surgery since often a slight increase in their intraocular pressure is noted. All patients need to be closely monitored to ensure that their transplant remains healthy.


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