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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Table 1 Conditions potentially suitable for collagen cross-linking POTENTIAL INDICATIONS FOR COLLAGEN CROSS-LINKING * Keratoconus * Pellucid marginal degeneration * Iatrogenic keratectasia (post-LASIK) * Prevention of keratectasia (prior to refractive surgery) * Microbial keratitis * Stromal corneal ulceration * Donor tissue modification prior to corneal graft * In combination with orthokeratology
This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Corneal Graft Rejection.
Severe allergic keratoconjunctivitis (the main indication in general practice), adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis, uveitis, episcleritis, scleritis, corneal graft rejection, immunogenic keratitis and uveitis.
A corneal graft and lots of specialist care meant that he kept his eye and could continue his work as a police horse.
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.
To the Editor: Amebic keratitis is an aggressive infection usually associated with soft contact lenses, and its poor outcome can lead to a corneal graft (1).
The Eye Bank Society officials, however, regretted that people while keen to accept corneal graft for themselves and their dear ones in need were reluctant to develop culture of cadaver organ donation.
A corneal graft and specialist aftercare meant he could carry on his work with the force.
One patient needed a corneal graft for visual rehabilitation.
Minnesota Eye Consultants (Minneapolis) has introduced the AlphaCor, a one-piece, soft, flexible hydrogel polymer that is said to offer a "true artificial cornea" that can improve sight substantially in patients considered at high risk for corneal graft failure resulting from the rejection of human tissue.
Some 297 people were given a heart or lung transplant, 712 a liver transplant, 1,775 a kidney transplant and 2,297 a corneal graft.
Well, they may or may not have taken my advice - although I'm not sure that would stretch to the double corneal graft I suggested for the Challenged One.