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Eye Health

26 August 2010

Biosynthetic Corneas Show Promise in Transplants

They improved vision without side effects, small study found

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Currently, some cornea patients get transplanted corneas from donors who have died. "Human donor corneas work very well," Griffith said. "However, there is a shortage of good quality corneas that can be used for transplantation."

 

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