Monday, July 02, 2012

Eyes can be transplanted

False. It is not possible to transplant a whole eye. The eye is connected to the brain by a small nerve called the optic nerve. If this nerve is cut it cannot be reconnected, making it impossible to remove the eye and replace it with another one. The cornea, the clear covering on the front part of the eye, has been successfully transplanted for many years. Some people incorrectly confuse a cornea transplant with an eye transplant

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