corneal transplant


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Related to corneal transplant: keratoconus, Fuchs dystrophy
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Noun1.corneal transplant - a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donorcorneal transplant - 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, 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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As the disease progressed, treatments included more invasive procedures such as corneal transplant.
Jordan has moved from a modest start in the diagnosis of eye diseases, surgery and treatment to an advanced stage in the treatment of cataract and corneal transplant operations among other new medical technologies, he noted.
special attention on corneal transplant and refractive surgery.
They also could become a new source of corneal transplant tissue made from the patient's own cells.
Mr Amit Patel, consultant ophthalmologist, said: "Introducing the corneal transplant service at Solihull Hospital has already helped give 14 patients improved sight with approximately 50 patients likely to have this procedure each year.
Dad Lawrence Freeman is the latest recipient to tell of his experience after undergoing a corneal transplant.
When needed to restore vision, study data show clear grafts in 98 percent of patients five years after a corneal transplant.
Selina was examined by Mr Kumar at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, and his expert advice was that she needed a corneal transplant as some form of virus was destroying the delicate lens on the front of her eye.
Corneal transplant co-ordinator Craig Rabbetts said: "We have had 58 donors, who have potentially given the gift of sight to 232 people.
Bryn Heeley's first corneal transplant took place on his left eye in the summer of 1995 and the difference was immediate.
Endophthalmitis, a catastrophic condition associated with loss of visual acuity in up to 77% of cases (1 ), complicates 0.1% of the more than 36,000 corneal transplant surgeries done in the United States and Canada each year 2,3).
He said Spencer Eye Hospital had been pioneer in corneal transplant surgery in Sindh province but the service was later suspended due to lack of interest of authorities concerned of KMC.