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Cornea transplant

Updated: 02-05-2011

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Full-thickness corneal transplants involve removing the diseased cornea and stitching in a new one from a donor. But now, for diseases that affect only the inner lining of the cornea, doctors can do a partial-thickness transplant. This involves removing only the damaged layer and transplanting it with donor tissue.

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