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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    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
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
    • Health(social science)
    • Health Policy

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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.