corneal graft

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Noun1.corneal graft - a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donorcorneal graft - a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor
epikeratophakia - using a piece of donated corneal tissue to repair the eye of someone who has had a cataract removed; "epikeratophakia gave her a living contact lens"
anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery - surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
organ transplant, transplantation, transplant - an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient); "he had a kidney transplant"; "the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent"; "a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"
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With the development of Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty, an excellent clinical outcome is seen in the treatment of corneal endothelial dysfunctions, which indicates that thinner corneal graft results in better clinical outcome.
Keratoplasty is a surgical procedure whereby diseased cornea is removed and replaced with donor corneal graft tissue.
20 It is also being used in high-risk cases of penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) where it is applied along with the corneal graft.
Other patients will require specialist contact lenses for conditions including aphakia, pathological high myopia, post corneal graft surgery, corneal scarring and other ophthalmic conditions.
The different corneal bandaging techniques using contact lenses, collagen based biomaterials, cyano-acrylate tissue adhesives, corneal graft, third eye lid flap, conjunctival flap and temporary tarsorrhaphy for repair of full thickness defect in cornea has also been described (Miller, 2008).
A cornea transplant is often referred to as a keratoplasty, or a corneal graft.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Corneal Graft Rejection - Pipeline Review, H2 2015', provides an overview of the Corneal Graft Rejection's therapeutic pipeline.
Regarding the risk factors, 23 patients (45%) were contact lens wearers, 6 (12%) had corneal foreign body, 5 (10%) had recurrent corneal erosion, and 4 (8%) had corneal graft (Table 1).
Severe allergic keratoconjunctivitis (the main indication in general practice), adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis, uveitis, episcleritis, scleritis, corneal graft rejection, immunogenic keratitis and uveitis.
Clinical studies so far have shown that aganirsen is able to safely and effectively inhibit the development of progressive corneal neovascularisation secondary to infectious keratitis or chemical burns both of which could lead to corneal graft replacement.
Due to the nature and size of the corneal graft, a high degree of astigmatism was present in the right eye, which was corrected by the use of a precisely fitted contact lens.