Journal article

Corneal supply and the use of technology to reduce its demand: A review

Paul N Baird, Heather Machin, Karl D Brown

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Recovery and access to end-of-life corneal tissue for corneal transplantation, training and research is globally maldistributed. The reasons for the maldistribution are complex and multifaceted, and not well defined or understood. Currently there are few solutions available to effectively address these issues. This review provides an overview of the system, key issues impacting recovery and allocation and emphasises how end-user ophthalmologists and researchers, with support from administrators and the wider sector, can assist in increasing access long-term through sustaining eye banks nationally and globally. We posit that prevention measures and improved surgical techniques, together with ..

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