Cloning corneas

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Tom or Mary, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Tom or Mary

    Tom or Mary Guest

    I saw in the paper where researchers were using an individual's cells to
    clone a bladder. Has any research been done to clone corneas that could be
    used for transplants, or are there enough corneas being donated, and the
    chance of rejection so small that there is not a great need for cloning
    corneas.

    Tom
     
    Tom or Mary, Apr 5, 2006
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  2. Tom or Mary

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    i am not aware of any work on cloning corneas. i think the precise
    structure of the corneal stroma would make in vitro production of a
    functional transparent cornea improbable. yes, there are probably
    sufficient quantities of donor corneas available.
     
    , Apr 5, 2006
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  3. Tom or Mary

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    theres not enough donor corneas and because donor corneas dont match
    your exact type, many get rejected. Also donor corneas usually have a
    different pescription than yours, resulting in anisometropia. I can see
    the future where its possible to clone your own organs as backup. Need
    a new kidney? Your cloned kidney to the rescue! Bad lasik results? your
    cloned corneas let you "undo" lasik and go back to the way things were!
     
    , Apr 5, 2006
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  4. Tom or Mary

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    not only do you not know what you are talking about, but you have quite
    a vivid imagination. i guess mushrooms do that for you!

    hey ace, do you think that OrthoK would work on transplanted corneas?
     
    , Apr 6, 2006
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  5. Tom or Mary

    serebel Guest

    Ace had a thought? :

    "theres not enough donor corneas and because donor corneas dont match
    your exact type, many get rejected. Also donor corneas usually have a
    different pescription than yours, resulting in anisometropia. I can see

    the future where its possible to clone your own organs as backup. Need
    a new kidney? Your cloned kidney to the rescue! Bad lasik results? your

    cloned corneas let you "undo" lasik and go back to the way things were!
    "


    Ace, could you possibly get any more idiotic? Even for you this is
    pretty stupid.
     
    serebel, Apr 6, 2006
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