Possibility of new eye transplant in eviscerated eye

 

 

Country
Japan
Age
25
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Due to road accident ,left eye evisceration was performed.

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Left eye - evisceration done 15 years back.

Right eye - Normal vision 6/6 with condition of eye floaters

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

Carboxy Methly Cellulose Eye drops

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Eye glasses with -6.0D power

Question

 

 

Hi,

I was going through the news  "Osaka University team conducts world's first iPS transplant for corneal disease" and was wondering if the stem cell  technique can be used to get vision in the eviscerated eye.

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

This article that you referred to was for people who are suffering from corneal diseases and they need a corneal graft. Scientists can use artificial IPS cells or induced pluripotent stem cells to create corneal like tissue to help those patients who are waiting for corneal donations.

Patients who had evisceration surgery will not get any benefit from this procedure because in eviseration, the surgeon will remove the whole contents of the eye from cornea, lens, vitreous, retina and choroid and leave the sclera.

This is a big step for the future. I am sure with time scientists will find a way to create whole new human organs from stem cells.

 

 

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