Surgical manoeuvres to reduce the impact of corneal allograft rejection.

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    Abstract

    Allograft rejection is the major obstacle to successful corneal transplantation in high-risk cases. The risk factors are well recognized. Within the high-risk group, surgeons can influence graft survival by MHC antigen matching, by immunosuppression, by decreasing the number of antigen-presenting cells gaining access to the graft, and by avoiding up-regulation of MHC expression through the suppression of post-operative inflammation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Microsurgical Concepts II
    Subtitle of host publicationCornea, Posterior Segment, External Microsurgery
    EditorsJ Draeger, R Winter
    Place of PublicationBasel
    PublisherKarger
    Pages156-164
    Number of pages9
    Volume18
    ISBN (Electronic)9783318035490
    ISBN (Print)9783805549226
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1989

    Publication series

    NameDevelopments in ophthalmology
    ISSN (Print)0250-3751

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