Corneal Transplantation

  • Jesper Hjortdal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gabriël van Rij, Bart T. H. van Dooren
    Pages 1-8
  3. Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Friedrich E. Kruse
    Pages 9-22
  4. Diego Ponzin, Gianni Salvalaio, Alessandro Ruzza, Mohit Parekh, Stefano Ferrari
    Pages 23-33
  5. Ovette F. Villavicencio, Marianne O. Price, Francis W. Price Jr.
    Pages 35-52
  6. Naoyuki Maeda
    Pages 53-65
  7. Berthold Seitz, Nora Szentmáry, Moatasem El-Husseiny, Arne Viestenz, Achim Langenbucher, Gottfried O. H. Naumann
    Pages 67-92
  8. Daniel Böhringer, Thomas Reinhard
    Pages 93-100
  9. Sing-Pey Chow, D. Frank P. Larkin
    Pages 101-112
  10. Per Fagerholm
    Pages 113-128
  11. W. John Armitage, Margareta Claesson
    Pages 129-138
  12. Isabelle Brunette, Catherine Beauchemin, Jean Lachaine
    Pages 139-151
  13. Kari Krootila, Olli Wetterstrand, Juha Holopainen
    Pages 153-162
  14. Elena Albé, Massimo Busin
    Pages 173-180
  15. Geraint P. Williams, Jodhbir S. Mehta
    Pages 181-192
  16. Paolo Rama, Stanislav Matuska, Graziella Pellegrini
    Pages 193-202
  17. Anders Ivarsen, Jesper Hjortdal
    Pages 203-217
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 219-224

About this book


This textbook reviews the novel techniques employed in corneal transplantation. It will assist fellows and corneal surgeons in using these techniques to best effect and in selecting patients for surgical procedures, taking into account the benefits and risks.

Corneal transplantation has been performed for more than 100 years. Until 15 years ago the state-of-the art type of transplantation was penetrating keratoplasty. Since the start of this millennium, however, important advances have been made in developing new surgical techniques. Today, the vast majority of keratoplasty procedures are performed as delicate lamellar procedures, either with the assistance of fine microkeratomes or femtosecond lasers or using very advanced surgical dissection procedures. Corneal Transplantation provides detailed information on these and other advances, which have helped patients undergoing keratoplasty to achieve a much faster visual recovery and a more stable eye with less risk of rejection episodes. 


Anterior lamellar surgery Corneal banking Corneal disease Penetrating Keratoplasty Posterior lamellar surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Jesper Hjortdal
    • 1
  1. 1.AarhusDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24050-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24052-7
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