Journal article

Examining the Impact of Corneal Tissue Transnational Activity, and Transplantation, on Import and Export Nations: A Review of the Literature

Heather Machin, Janan Arslan, Paul N Baird

Cornea | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Globally, an estimated 12.7 million people await a corneal transplant. Of these, 53% are without routine access to a domestic supply and are reliant on transnational activity (TNA) (importation) of corneal tissue (CT) for transplantation. Although CT TNA commenced in 1961, there has been no evaluation of its impact on import and export nations. METHODS: We wished to examine the impact of clinical and nonclinical CT TNA on export and import nations, with nonclinical aspects our primary focus, to help guide future practice. We conducted a review of the academic literature through various search engines. We prefix and place our review in the relevant historical practice and global cont..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

H. Machin: Postgraduate Scholarship supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ID: APP1150637. J. Arslan is supported by the RB McComas Research Scholarship in Ophthalmology from UoM. P. Baird: Senior Research Fellowship Supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ID: 1138585. The Centre for Eye Research Australia receives Operational Infrastructure Support from the Victorian government.