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  • noun

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the transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye

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Your vision can usually be corrected by glasses with specially curved lenses to compensate for the uneven cornea and sometimes rigid contact lenses are also effective because they smooth out the cornea's surface.
The study of 663 participants found that at 10 years, the transplant success rates for corneas from donors aged 12 to 65 and aged 6 to 75 remained similar, at 77% and 71%.
Having identified this new and distinct layer deep in the tissue of the cornea, we can now exploit its presence to make operations much safer and simpler for patients.
BEIRUT: Lebanese health professionals announced a series of recommendations for medical transplants Tuesday to begin fixing the country's organ and tissue donation procedures, starting with cornea operations.
Transplantation of a donor cornea is the therapy of choice for a great number of those patients.
First, surgeons remove dead, damaged or infected tissue from the patient's cornea - the transparent front part of the eye.
In keratoconus, the cornea is weak with too few cross-links or support beams.
Happily, a variety of treatments--special contact lenses, medicines to reduce pressure within the eye, and an investigational procedure that uses vitamin B-2--can often strengthen the cornea and restore vision.
Lin Yu Shan was blind in both eyes after developing severe ocular surface disease and cornea stem cell deficiency from Stevens Johnson syndrome four years ago.
The biosynthetic cornea can help regenerate and repair damaged eye tissue and improve vision.
Instead, we activate the affected cornea to rebuild itself by doing a trench under the cornea and area affected by keratoconus, which will reshape the cornea to its normal convex shape," he pointed out.
Physicians for Human Rights- Israel -(PHR-Israel) said the Israeli authorities at Erez checkpoint this week prevented the exit of 17 sight-impaired patients, suffering from various eye diseases, from the Gaza Strip in order to undergo cornea transplants, a treatment that is not available in the Gaza health system.
Melbourne, Australia, Dec 14, 2009 - (ABN Newswire) - Exoil Limited (NSX:EXX) advises that the Cornea Joint Venture operated by Exoil's wholly owned subsidiary, Hawkestone Oil Pty Ltd, took possession of the Songa Venus semi-submersible drilling rig on 8 December 2009.
Summary: ABU DHABI u A surgical procedure whereby a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by a donated corneal tissue has become a routinely performed surgery at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC).