Research from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has doctors hopeful for boosted acceptance rates of corneal transplants.
A recent Swedish study proves artificial corneas may be a promising alternative to donor corneas. The study involved 10 patients with corneal damage and significant vision loss between the ages of 18 and 75.
When the cornea has lost its transparency due to scarring from previous injury or infection, abnormal corneal shape (keratoconus), or an inheritable swelling called Fuch’s Dystrophy, a corneal transplant is needed. Corneal transplants are the most successful form of transplant. Traditionally, the surgeon completely removes the cloudy cornea and sutures a donated clear cornea into […]