Inject or Reject
Are vasoactive intestinal peptides the secret to corneal transplant survival?
Phoebe Harkin |
Globally, there are millions of people with corneal blindness. But as countries struggle generally with donor cornea shortages, there is another factor that can affect the availability – and success – of corneal transplants: corneal endothelial cell integrity. If corneal endothelial cell density or function becomes inadequate after the transplant, graft opacity and/or rejection can occur, prompting research into how to boost success rates.
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