Ophthalmologists uncover autoimmune process that causes rejection of secondary corneal transplants

16 abril 2015

Ophthalmologists have identified an important cause of why secondary corneal transplants are rejected at triple the rate of first-time corneal transplants. The cornea — the most frequently transplanted solid tissue — has a first-time transplantation success rate of about 90 percent. But second corneal transplants undergo a rejection rate three times that of first transplants.