Jul
2014

Q&A: Is corneal stem cell transplantation experimental or is it FDA approved?

Ask A Doctor Question: 

How long does it take the cornea to regenerate and/or repair itself once the stem cells are put in the cornea? Is it more or less effective then a regular corneal transplant? Is corneal stem cell transplantation experimental or is it FDA approved?

- Wyatt

Answer: 

Emilio M. Justo, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

Thank you for your excellent question, but I must defer to a corneal specialist who does stem cell transplants and corneal transplants to answer these technical questions.

--Emilio M. Justo, M.D.
Sun City West, AZ

Answer: 

Thomas L. Croley, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

Wyatt,
Your question is more suited for a corneal specialist. There are so many new successful techniques. Healing is much quicker but not for every situation. You can contact the Board of Ophthalmology for specific information.
 

--Thomas L. Croley, M.D.
Ocala, FL

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