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Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research, Cornea / Ocular Surface

Predicting Graft Survival After PK

Corneal transplantation is the most commonly performed solid-tissue transplant procedure in the world. Corneal surgeons regularly perform various forms of corneal transplantation to treat corneal blindness, including penetrating keratoplasty (PK). Zeba A. Syed, Co-Director of the Cornea Fellowship Program at Wills Eye, comments, “Often, when we counsel patients prior to PK, they will ask us about the chances of their transplant being successful after five years.”

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