Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In the world of 21st-century medicine, organ transplantation is nothing new. The first kidney transplant took place in 1950, followed by the first liver transplant in 1963 and the first human heart transplant in 1967. By 2010, doctors had even managed the transplantation Read more about Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant[…]

What’s it like: To have a corneal transplant

By Jaclyn Cosgrove, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Oct. 12–Why do people need corneal transplants? The cornea is the clear outer region of the front part of the eye. A corneal transplant, or keratoplasty, is one of the most common types of transplants performed. The transplant can help restore vision, reduce pain and Read more about What’s it like: To have a corneal transplant[…]

Military Funds UCSD Study of Eye Transplant Techniques – Times of San Diego

POSTED BY CHRIS JENNEWEIN ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 IN TECH With $1 million in funding from the Defense Department, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are studying techniques for transplanting an entire human eye. “A whole eye transplant could be a holy grail for vision restoration,” said Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD, professor Read more about Military Funds UCSD Study of Eye Transplant Techniques – Times of San Diego[…]