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Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research, Cornea/Ocular Surface

Inject or Reject

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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