corneal transplantation

Cellular therapy of the corneal stroma: Real approach or science fiction?The first human clinical trial to preliminarily evaluate the safety and efficacy of cellular therapy with mesenchymal stem cells for the corneal stroma has shown promise.
KeraLink poised for new era in corneal transplantationAs part of a transformation to one of the pioneering eye banks in the country, Tissue Banks International (TBI) recently underwent a formal rebranding, changing its name to Kera­Link International. This move included shedding the musculoskeletal portion of operations to concentrate on dramatically increasing the number of sight-saving procedures performed globally, explained Douglas Furlong, Kera­Link’s president and chief executive officer.
Fungal infections after keratoplasty on upswingPost-keratoplasty fungal infections are becoming increasing more common, and the risk is significantly higher after DSEK compared with PK.
Artificial cornea may be alternative to repeat PK in certain patientsFindings of a retrospective case review show that eyes that underwent implantation of the Boston Type 1 keratoprosthesis had greater improvement in visual acuity than those undergoing repeat donor corneal transplantation.
Worse outcomes linked to newer corneal transplant techniquesA study recently published in Ophthalmology found that newer lamellar techniques have worse survival and visual outcomes than penetrating keratoplasties.
Study findings may enhance corneal allograft survivalA new study from The American Society of Transplantation and The American Society of Transplant Surgeons suggests HC-matching, in combination with blockade of IFN-y, holds promise as a means of enhancing corneal allograft survival.
X-Cel adds a custom soft lens design for irregular corneasX-Cel Contacts recently added the Flexlens ARC (Atypical Refractive Correction) custom soft lens to its collection of irregular cornea designs.
The value of human ocular tissue in researchHuman ocular tissue has a critical role in helping researchers understand and find new treatments for diseases that include glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cataract.
Corneal transplants use pre-loaded tissueCartridges pre-loaded by an eye bank (EndoGlide, Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc.) have been successfully used in corneal transplantation.
Is it time to say bye bye to the blade?