Research to understand the role of nerve damage in keratoconus

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25 January 2019
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Fight for Sight has today announced funding for research to investigate the causes of keratoconus. The condition, which usually affects young people, results in progressive damage to the cornea – the window at the front of the eye – and has a profound impact on vision and quality of life. Dr Mouhamed Al-Aqaba and his team of researchers at Nottingham

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University of Nottingham: Eye discovery to pave way for more successful corneal transplants

6 October 2018

A team of eye specialists at the University of Nottingham has made another novel discovery  that could help to improve the success of corneal transplants for patients whose sight has been affected by disease. The research, published in the October edition of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, has shed light on a characteristic of a thin membrane called the Descemets

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The first human corneas have been 3D printed by scientists at Newcastle University.

31 May 2018
Source: Newcastle University

It means the technique could be used in the future to ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. As the outermost layer of the human eye, the cornea has an important role in focusing vision. Yet there is a significant shortage of corneas available to transplant, with 10 million people worldwide requiring surgery to prevent corneal blindness as a result of diseases

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