[Emphasizing the Prevention and Treatment of Immune Rejection After Corneal Transplantation]

Zhonghua Yan Ke Za Zhi. 2006 Jan;42(1):3-5.
[Article in Chinese]

Abstract

Corneal transplantation is a major therapeutic method to recover the sight from corneal blindness, however, the immune rejection is still the major impact factor for graft failure. With the improvement of the medical care in our country, corneal transplantation has been increased continually. Therefore, reducing the complications and increasing the long-term transparency rate of the graft is an important mission for ophthalmologists. The key core of the corneal transplantation is to pay more attention to the follow-up and prevent the immune rejection. Three respects, including the current status and problems of corneal transplantation in China, the update immune rejection theory and the means of reducing the immune rejection of the corneal graft, and the methods to reduce the risk of blindness due to immune rejection, will be focused in this paper.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Corneal Diseases / surgery
  • Corneal Transplantation / immunology*
  • Graft Rejection / prevention & control*
  • Humans