corneal graft


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Related to corneal graft: keratoplasty

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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Person's correlation coefficient was used to detect the relationship between the corneal graft thickness and the corneal ECL.
While private sector patients are able to pay for corneal tissue through medical aid funds or personal finances, public sector ophthalmology departments have very limited budgets available to pay for corneal graft tissue and a much slower turnaround time for payments.
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4 It can be assumed that bevacizumab, when used either topically or subconjunctivally, might result in increasing the survival of the corneal graft after keratoplasty by inhibiting the vascularisation on the grafted cornea.
Under the terms of the agreement signed with sanofi-aventis in April 2009, Oxford BioMedica is responsible for the pre-clinical and initial Phase I/II studies of four lentiviral vector-based product candidates in the field of ophthalmology: RetinoStat for "wet" age-related macular degeneration, StarGen for Stargardt disease, UshStat for Usher syndrome 1B and EncorStat for corneal graft rejection.
One patient needed a corneal graft for visual rehabilitation.
Kristian's parents paid for him to see an eye specialist in St Asaph, who recommended corneal graft surgery.
I'm waiting for a corneal graft and without these glasses I am virtually blind.