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Corneal Transplantation : An Immunological Guide To The Clinical Problem (With Cd-rom) - John V. Forrester

Corneal Transplantation

An Immunological Guide To The Clinical Problem (With Cd-rom)

Hardcover Published: 8th June 2004
ISBN: 9781860944499
Number Of Pages: 204

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This book provides a summary of the various aspects of corneal transplantation - the clinical, experimental (including multimedia display of the surgical techniques), immunological, therapeutic and prosthetic components - in one volume. The interested specialist in one field can thus have access to information from the other fields and develop a broad concept of the challenges to be faced in achieving the ultimate goal, i.e. an optically clear, visually satisfactory, functioning corneal graft which is tolerated in the long term without the need for systemic immunosuppression. A second purpose of the book is to provide information regarding current immunological concepts of the process of corneal graft rejection. In particular, recent work in the fields of innate versus adaptive immunity, novel therapeutics and corneal xenografts is presented.

A brief history of corneal transplantationp. 1
Surgery of corneal graft in humansp. 8
The clinical problemp. 31
Eye bankingp. 46
MHC antigens, tissue typing and blood group matching in corneal transplantationp. 60
The alloresponse to corneal graftp. 75
The xenoresponse to corneal graftp. 107
Animal models of corneal graftp. 119
Pathology of human corneal transplantationp. 136
Therapeutic approach to experimental corneal graft rejectionp. 143
Immunosuppression for human corneal graft rejectionp. 158
Transmission of disease through corneal transplantationp. 169
Artificial corneasp. 178
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ISBN: 9781860944499
ISBN-10: 1860944493
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 8th June 2004
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.75  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.45