123 year old eyes!!!

United States
October 27, 2008 10:45pm CST
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27339516/ its amazing!! i never knew any transplanted organs lasted for a real long time.. i thought that maybe they would be good for a few years but for corneas to be working for 123 years is amazing!!
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• India
28 Oct 08
It is indeed amazing how an organ can last so long. i thought when the human body wears out and expires after 75 or so years, any organ would not be albe to last much longer. That shows that a human beign can be kept alive by changing various parts of the body from time to time as they start aging.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
makes you kind of wonder how long people would live if there were a lot more transplants and they all did so well..
@pkraj111 (2460)
• India
28 Oct 08
Thank you very much for posting this. I am a volunteer for an eye bank here and I will try make good use of the information you posted.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
good im glad you can use it to inspire others
@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
7 Nov 08
You are right. It is amazing that the cornea still works after all these years. I wonder, if his cornea will be used in any more transplants after he is gone. Then it would make his cornea really really old! Wow... who would have thought that a human organ can live beyond 120 years.
• United States
7 Nov 08
i was wondering that too.. im guessing with it being already so old they would just retire it or something.. but i hope that with people that just got a transplant then die quickly from something else that they will pass on that organ but i have no idea if they do or not
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
7 Nov 08
Unless there are definite records, we would never know for sure.
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@redhotpogo (3935)
• United States
28 Oct 08
wow. that's neat, and at the same time very creepy.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
yeah it is kind of.. just knowing the age.. i think it would be weird to have some one elses eyes as is..
• United States
28 Oct 08
i thought for sure that this was a bunch of malarky! they couldnt possibly be doing transplants that long ago right? i was totally wrong loL! some research has dug up the first one done in 1905!! holy moly! i had no idea they were doing transplants of ANY organs in the early 1900's much less something as delicate as the eye. thats just astonishing! the article says that the donated eye came from a man born in 1885..that just blows my mind.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
aww you doubted me?? lol JUST KIDDING!! it is unbelievable!! i never thought they did ANYTHING back then and like you said especially eye surgery.. but i guess 100 years from now people will shudder at the things we have done now lacking whatever technology.. but ugh how they did things back then were so barbarick!