Friday, August 03, 2012

Artificial Cornea

Artificial cornea         

  • Keratoprosthesis is a surgical procedure where a severely damaged or diseased 
  • cornea is replaced with an artificial cornea while conventional cornea transplant uses donor tissue for transplant, an artificial cornea is used in the keratoprosthesis procedure.
  •  The surgery is performed to restore vision in patients suffering from severely damaged cornea due to congenital birth defects, infections, injuries and burns.
  •  There are currently two different types of artificial corneas that have been approved by the U.S. food and drug administration to restore vision the dohlman artificial cornea combines a donocorneawith man-made materials to increase compatibility. 

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