Category: Cornea

Do Cornea Transplants Work?

Cornea transplants are one of the most common transplants you can undergo and are second only to blood transfusions. Unlike other organ transplants, cornea transplants are relatively low-risk and minimally invasive.  In almost all cases, only a section of the cornea is removed and replaced with donor tissue. Because only a small amount of donor… Read More

NEEC Research Provides New Hope for Avoiding Corneal Transplant Rejection and Ocular Surface Tumors

Lymphatic vessels overgrowing in mouse cornea in response to galectin-8. The lymphatic vessels are in green.

Scientists reveal new target for anti-lymphangiogenesis drugs Emerging field of study yields new hope for organ transplant rejection, cancer metastasis, and lymphedema BOSTON (April 12, 2016) – After an injury to tissues, such as in organ transplantation, the body grows new lymphatic vessels in a process known as lymphangiogenesis. A new study in Nature Communications… Read More

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