Chapter 3. Pathophysiology of Graft Failure

  1. Ruth Porter and
  2. Julie Knight
  1. Claes H. Dohlman

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470719985.ch3

Ciba Foundation Symposium 15 - Corneal Graft Failure

Ciba Foundation Symposium 15 - Corneal Graft Failure

How to Cite

Dohlman, C. H. (1973) Pathophysiology of Graft Failure, in Ciba Foundation Symposium 15 - Corneal Graft Failure (eds R. Porter and J. Knight), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470719985.ch3

Author Information

  1. Department of Cornea Research, Retina Foundation, and Cornea Service of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1973

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9789021940168

Online ISBN: 9780470719985

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Keywords:

  • graft failure;
  • epithelium;
  • endothelium;
  • pathophysiology;
  • corneal tissue

Summary

The pathophysiology of graft failure is reviewed in terms of transparency and in terms of the cellular layers responsible for the outcome. The causes and results of endothelial damage are discussed, as well as the stromal ulceration and opacity that follow long-standing defects of the epithelium.