Baddon A.,University of Liverpool |
Jones M.,Ocular Tissue Advisory |
Armitage J.,Ocular Tissue Advisory |
Warwick R.,United Road Services |
Kaye S.,University of Liverpool
Cell and Tissue Banking | Year: 2010
Transplanting human tissue to the front of the eye has been practiced for over 100 years. Contiguous corneal layers may be transplanted separately (lamellar keratoplasty) or together (full thickness or penetrating keratoplasty). The former methods are gaining in popularity, replacing full thickness transplants. Reasons for transplantation and current practice and techniques are described with respect to their impact on vision, and associated adverse events. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.