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Technology needs for corneal transplant surgery
Author(s): Pravin K Vaddavalli; Sonia H. Yoo
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Paper Abstract

Corneal transplant surgery has undergone numerous modifications over the years with improvements in technique, instrumentation and eye banking. The main goals of corneal transplantation are achieving excellent optical clarity with long-term graft survival. Penetrating, anterior and posterior lamellar surgery along with femtosecond laser technology have partially met these goals, but outcomes are often unpredictable and surgeon dependent. Technology to predictably separate stroma from Descemet's membrane, techniques to minimize endothelial cell loss, improvements in imaging technology and emerging techniques like laser welding that might replace suturing, eventually making corneal transplantation a refractively predictable procedure are on the wish list of the cornea surgeon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2011
PDF: 31 pages
Proc. SPIE 7885, Ophthalmic Technologies XXI, 788502 (16 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881526
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Pravin K Vaddavalli, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (United States)
Sonia H. Yoo, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7885:
Ophthalmic Technologies XXI
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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