Ethical Considerations of Whole-Eye Transplantation

Wesley N. Sivak, Edward H. Davidson, Chiaki Komatsu, Yang Li, Maxine R. Miller, Joel S. Schuman, Mario G. Solari, Gerard Magill, Kia M. Washington

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Abstract

Whole eye transplantation (WET) remains experimental. Long presumed impossible, recent scientific advances regarding WET suggest that it may become a clinical reality. However, the ethical implications of WET as an experimental therapeutic strategy remain largely unexplored. This article evaluates the ethical considerations surrounding WET as an emerging experimental treatment for vision loss. A thorough review of published literature pertaining to WET was performed; ethical issues were identified during review of the articles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of clinical ethics
Volume27
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Sivak, W. N., Davidson, E. H., Komatsu, C., Li, Y., Miller, M. R., Schuman, J. S., Solari, M. G., Magill, G., & Washington, K. M. (2016). Ethical Considerations of Whole-Eye Transplantation. The Journal of clinical ethics, 27(1), 64-67.