Corneal Transplantation

Mea A. Weinberg, DMD, MSD, RPh; Michael S. Insler, MD; Floyd L. Dussetschleger, DDS; Abraham Insler


US Pharmacist 

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Corneal transplantation has undergone enormous improvements in surgical techniques and eye banking during the past 50 years, making it one of the most successful forms of organ replacement. The advent of new procedures, such as DSAEK, has greatly shortened the recovery period, and bioengineering breakthroughs are beginning to show promise for synthetic corneas. Finally, refinements in drug delivery and potency are being used successfully to improve outcomes following graft rejection.