Cornea Grafts and Keratoconus

 

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Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and External Diseases Specialist Dan Gore

Talks about keratoconus and some of the other things that can affect a cornea, and stresses the importance of eye donations.

“A corneal graft is an operation when the cornea from somebody who has died and donated their organs is transplanted into the eye of a patient who is blind because of problems with their own cornea. This operation can completely restore vision. At the moment there is no synthetic or prosthetic equivalent to replace a donated cornea, so donations are vitally important. The work we do would come to a grinding halt without donors.”

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