corneal graft


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ker·a·to·plas·ty

(ker'ă-tō-plas'tē),
Any surgical modification of the cornea; the removal of a portion of the cornea containing an opacity and the insertion in its place of a piece of cornea of the same size and shape removed from elsewhere.
[kerato- + G. plassō, to form]

corneal graft

A cadaveric cornea used to treat herpetic scars, keratoconus, corneal edema. See Tissue bank.

ker·a·to·plas·ty

(keră-tō-plastē)
Removal of a portion of the cornea and the insertion in its place of a piece of cornea of the same size and shape removed from elsewhere.
Synonym(s): corneal graft.
[kerato- + G. plassō, to form]

corneal graft

Replacement of a central disk of opaque CORNEA, usually about 7 mm in diameter, with a clear disc of exactly the same size from a donated eye. The clear disc is held in place with a very fine zig-zag stitch.

graft, corneal

Corneal tissue of a donor used to replace a diseased or opaque cornea. See keratoplasty.

ker·a·to·plas·ty

(keră-tō-plastē)
Removal of a portion of the cornea and replacement with a piece of cornea of the same size and shape removed from elsewhere.
Synonym(s): corneal graft.
[kerato- + G. plassō, to form]

Patient discussion about corneal graft

Q. Has anyone had experience with a corneal transplant because of keratoconus?

A. my uncle had to do a transplant- it took 5 weeks until he could see anything , another year to get his vision straightened up. but now he is fine! i know that he looked for information in the "National Keratoconus Foundation". they were very helpful (and nice!), they have a website with information on all forms of treatment:
http://www.nkcf.org/

good luck :)

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A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Corneal Graft Rejection.
VGX-100 significantly improved corneal graft survival in a mouse corneal graft model.
However, under certain circumstances, new blood vessel creation (neovascularization) occurs, inducing an immune response to the donor graft that can lead to immunological corneal graft rejection.
The national waiting list for corneal grafts during the first quarter of 2007 totalled 1 738 adults and 146 children.
The company's most advanced therapeutic product is aganirsen (GS-101), an antisense oligonucleotide that has nearly completed phase III for the prevention of corneal graft rejection.
Other clinical cases on show were Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, iridocorneal endothelial syndrome and a child suffering from icthyosis who requires intense hourly, ocular lubrication day and night and who also has had a corneal graft in one eye.
Boston Keratoprosthesis is two plastic parts that clamp an artificial corneal graft.
But after having a corneal graft and intra-ocular lenses fitted by Mr Muhtaseb, Mr Marsden, a retired Co-op retail worker, can now read the letters four lines down on the vision chart.
She is about to have corneal graft surgery, which has already been successful in giving Karen sight and Louise is hoping for the same outcome.
c The majority of patients will require corneal graft surgery
With trephine preparation, the transplanted tissue graft requires suturing around the circumference of the corneal graft as well as spot sutures to maintain its position.