Definition of Corneal transplant

1. Noun. A surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor.




Medical Definition of Corneal transplant

1. A surgical procedure to replace a damaged cornea with a healthy one from a donor's eye. Unlike transplantation of most other organs, the cornea tends to have a problem with transplant rejection. Corneal transplants are indicated in cases of severe corneal injury or corneal infection (corneal ulcer) which has left the cornea scarred. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Corneal Transplant

corneal facet
corneal graft
corneal lens
corneal margin
corneal neovascularization
corneal oedema
corneal opacity
corneal pannus
corneal reflex
corneal space
corneal spot
corneal staphyloma
corneal stroma
corneal topography
corneal transplant (current term)
corneal transplantation
corneal trepanation
corneal ulcer
corneally
corneas
corned
corned beef
corned beef hash
corneitis
corneitises
cornel
cornelian
cornelian cherry
cornelians

Literary usage of Corneal transplant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"When the eyes are otherwise healthy and there is a good visual prognosis, corneal transplant is performed. This may either be partial thickness (lamellar), ..."

2. Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal by National Research Council (U. S.) (1989)
"... evidence that Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease has been transmitted to patients by corneal transplant and by contaminated electroencephalo- graphic electrodes. ..."

3. Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Evaluationsby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"ACCELERATION OF CORNEAL EPITHELIAL REGENERATION AND HEALING OF STROMAL INCISIONS FROM corneal transplant SURGERY. TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY BILIARY ..."

4. Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluationsedited by Barry Leonard edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"... incisions from corneal transplant surgery. Treatment of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. Management of the clinical signs and symptoms ..."

5. Potential Transmission of Spongiform Encephalopathies to Humans: The Food edited by Christopher Shays (1998)
"In addition, since the 1970s, iatrogenic cases of CJD have been increasingly recognized including from a corneal transplant ..."

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