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Corneal Transplantation: Recent Developments and Future Possibilities
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023 (Open) Submit Now
Marco Pellegrini, MD, Researcher
Ospedali Privati Forlì, “Villa Igea”, Address: Viale Gramsci 42, 47122, Forlì, Italy
Research Interests: Ophthalmology
Andrea Lucisano, MD
Università degli studi Magna Graecia di Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy
Research Interests: Corneal transplantation; Ophthalmology; Cataract surgery; Corneal diseases; Eye diseases
About This Topic
Corneal transplantation has come a long way from the initial techniques in which the entire cornea was replaced. The improvement of surgical techniques, intraoperative instrumentation and corneal imaging technology has allowed to perform lamellar keratoplasty. Anterior lamellar keratoplasty (SALK, LK or DALK) is performed for stromal disease depending on the degree of stromal involvement while posterior lamellar keratoplasty (DSAEK, ultrathin DSAEK or DMEK) is performed for endothelial disease. Lamellar procedures provide several benefits including improved visual outcomes, reduced risk of immunologic rejection and longer graft survival.
This special issue accepts original research results, case reports and review articles discussing different types of keratoplasty, recent innovations and surgical outcomes.
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