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June 2012: This Month in JoVE

Article doi: 10.3791/4467
June 1st, 2012
1Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, 2JoVE Content Production

Summary June 1st, 2012

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Back in 1905, in what is now the Czech Republic, Eduard Zirm performed the first corneal transplantation surgery (keratoplasty), which restored vision to a patient blinded by corneal injury. Today, eye banks all over the world prepare, store, and distribute donated corneas to hospitals so that thousands of sight-saving keratoplasties can be performed every year. In June 2012, JoVE has its eye on two research groups, one from Italy and the other from Michigan, who demonstrate two distinct methods for corneal graft preparation prior to transplantation.

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