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corneal transplant

Ophthalmology The replacement of a damaged cornea with a cadaveric–healthy donor cornea; CTs are indicated in severe corneal injury or for corneal ulcers with residual scarring
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corneal transplant

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Excision of corneal tissue and its replacement by a cornea from a human donor. This can be done either over the entire cornea (total keratoplasty) or over a portion of it (partial keratoplasty). Two main techniques are used: (1) the penetrating keratoplasty in which the entire thickness of the cornea is removed and replaced by transparent corneal tissue; (2) the lamellar keratoplasty in which a superficial layer is removed and replaced by healthy tissue. Common indications to perform keratoplasty are therapeutic (e.g. keratoconus, corneal ulcer) or cosmetic (e.g. removing an unsightly opacity). Syn. corneal transplant. See ciclosporin; granular dystrophy; eye bank; corneal graft; immunosuppressants.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

Patient discussion about corneal transplant

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:

good luck :)

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A team of eye specialists led by Medical Director, Pakistan Eye Bank society, Dr Qazi Wasiq, successfully operated two patients Ms Jamalu and Mohammad Hussain, waiting for corneal transplant at PEBS Hospital free of charge within 48 hours.
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The team's next goal is human clinical trials on keratoconic patients who are approaching corneal transplant, Dr Sherwin revealed.
RAWALPINDI -- A leading eye care hospital working with a vision to eliminate blindness across the country has achieved distinction by conducting fifty six corneal transplant operations in one month.
People from all over the country are coming in for free corneal transplant surgery here, for which they will have to shell out a lot otherwise.
Blind since the age of five, she begins to see things which others can't after undergoing corneal transplant surgery.