Volume 0, Issue 8 (3-1994)                   IJN 1994, 0(8): 44-49 | Back to browse issues page


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Ghaem maghami A. Corneal Transplantation. IJN. 1994; 0 (8) :44-49
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1142-en.html

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Defective corneas are the leading cause of blindness world wide and the second leading cause, after diabetic retinopathy,of blindness in the united state , afflicting 30000 americans each year. happily, nearly 95 percent of those who have corneal transplantations( in 1985 they numbered,26300) regain their sight. The cornea is a transparent, a vascular, dim-sized tissue continious with the white sclera of the eye. It acts asa refractive and protective membrane or “ Window” through which light passes to the retina.injury , infection,congenital defects,or various corneal degenerations can scar, cloud,or change the shape of the cornea, blocking light rays and,thus, vision.

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