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 membrane which can cause difficulties for surgeons performing the intricate Descemets membrane transplant procedure.
The study was led by Harminder Dua, Professor of Ophthalmology, and colleagues in the University’s Division of Clinical Neuroscience – the same team which was the first to discover a new layer of the cornea Pre-Descemets layer, also known as the Dua’s layer.
Full details on the University of Nottingham website