Transplanting Whole Cornea Not Always Necessary - Medical News Today | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

What kind of surgical techniques are now being used to successfully transplant corneas? This update comes via Medical News Today.

 

Transplanting Whole Cornea Not Always Necessary. In 2010, over 42000 cornea transplants were carried out in the USA, in comparison with 12600 solid-organ transplants in 2008 that include the kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, heart, and small bowel. Hence corneal transplants are reasonably common and are very much an important treatment modality for restoring vision for some forms of eye disease ..........