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  • n. grafting or transplantation of the cornea

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  • n. Same as ceratoplasty.

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  • n. a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor


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  • "Surgeons used to tell me that they would wait until a person was 20/200 to 20/250 before they would risk a penetrating keratoplasty, which is getting close to legal blindness," stories

  • Corneal graft, also known as keratoplasty, is one of the most common transplant procedures in humans and is the only available treatment for a number of corneal disorders.

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  • The FDA also recently approved conductive keratoplasty, which uses radio waves to reshape the cornea, for presbyopia or vision problems that develop with age.

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  • Corneal transplantation, known as corneal grafting or penetrating keratoplasty, represents a surgical procedure performed by ophthalmologists, that includes the replacement of a damaged or diseased cornea, the clear part of eye in front of the iris and pupil, with a donated corneal tissue, extracted from a deceased person.

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  • Another procedure, called conductive keratoplasty, was just approved by the FDA.

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  • Monovision correction can be accomplished with LASIK as well as conductive keratoplasty (CK) and other corneal or lens-based refractive surgeries. 」


  • After lamellar anterior keratoplasty, PRP with a mean concentration of

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  • Although penetrating keratoplasty is an effective long-term treatment option for improving visual function, the endothelial rejection rate in our study was 21 % over a mean follow-up of over 5 years.

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  • This prompted us to test PRP efficacy in experimental lamellar keratoplasty.

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  • In vivo lamellar keratoplasty using platelet-rich plasma as a bioadhesive

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