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Corneal injury

My mother was attacked by a rooster when she was very young due to which she has lost vision in one eye. The rooster pecked her directly in her eye leaving a white scar right across. Previous checks state that her retina and optic nerves are fine but vision is impaired due to a scar across her cornea. Is there any procedure that can help regain vision? I have been reading about corneal transplants, is that a viable option for her? If yes, then what would it cost and what is the recovery period?
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Dr. Arun Rajan Thiruvananthapuram | Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon
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Get an opinion of a cornea specialist regarding the feasibility and prognosis of a Penetrating Keratoplasty (cornea transplant) in your mother. As already pointed out, it may be possible to do the surgery but is she has amblyopia, then she will not regain much vision.
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Dr. Vaibhev Mittal Sangrur | Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon
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Hello
As you mentioned,she got injured at very young age. It is important to know the age because injury at young age is associated with amblyopia (lazy eye).
If your mother has lazy eye,then corneal transplant will not help
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi.... Corneal transplants are generally done under local anaesthetic. With full thickness transplants, the damaged cornea is removed through a process called trephination and replaced with a donor cornea.... Healing time is different for everyone. You can expect to have moderate discomfort, irritation and redness for up to 3 weeks. Best possible vision is achieved once wounds have fully healed and stitches removed. Healing of a full thickness transplant can take up to 1 year.....
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