Corneal allograft rejection: current understanding. I. Immunobiology and basic mechanisms

Ophthalmologica. Jul-Aug 2001;215(4):254-62. doi: 10.1159/000050870.


Allograft rejection remains the single largest impediment to success in corneal transplantation. This article briefly reviews our current understanding of some fundamental aspects of corneal immunology and the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying corneal graft rejection. As knowledge increases, it is hoped that a better understanding of the immunobiology may result in improved preventive and therapeutic measures.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cornea / immunology*
  • Corneal Transplantation / immunology*
  • Graft Rejection / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Transplantation, Homologous