Science and Research
Our corneal research team strives to improve all aspects of corneal transplantation, and develop better treatments for conditions such as Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy and keratoconus.
Why this research matters
Corneal diseases cause a significant burden of blindness, especially in countries where eye banks and corneal donation are not well developed. Even in the first world, transplantation failure rates from rejection and other complications are too common.
CERA’s corneal research aims to correct many of the issues that currently hamper our ability to restore sight in these conditions.
Key research questions
- Can we develop a tissue-engineered cornea?
- How can you diagnose early keratoconus and predict who is likely to progress without intervention?
- What is the cellular basis of corneal graft rejection?
- What are the ethical Issues in transnational eye banking?