Can a whole eye be transplanted?

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    Rajesh
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    Hi, Can a whole eye be transplanted? or any other part of the eye apart from cornea can be transplanted?

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    No Sir. whole eye can’t be transplanted. It is beyond medical science to transplant an entire eye. The part of the eye that senses light and relays vision to the brain is the retina. It is highly specialized neural tissue that does not regenerate.

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    Antardrishti
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    Hi Rajesh, there is no way to transplant whole eye. One piece of the eye that can be transplanted is the cornea. The cornea is the clear front surface of the eye. It lies directly in front of the iris and pupil, and it allows light to enter the eye.

    Eye donation or Organ donation forms that have a box marked “eye” are referring to the cornea only.

    You know, there is no place in the visual system where a doctor can make a “cut” and be able to stitch it onto another person as peripheral nerves, or those closer to skeletal muscles, have a regenerative ability but nerves close to the brain, or part of the central nervous system, do not.

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