Ophthalmologists uncover autoimmune process that causes rejection of secondary corneal transplants

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. —> Read More