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World J Ophthalmol. May 12, 2015; 5(2): 36-44
Published online May 12, 2015. doi: 10.5318/wjo.v5.i2.36
Corneal transplantation: Beyond the horizon
Kelvin Ho-Nam Wan, Evan Po-Fat Yiu, Alvin L Young
Kelvin Ho-Nam Wan, Evan Po-Fat Yiu, Department of Ophthalmology, Tuen Mun Eye Centre and Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Alvin L Young, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Prince of Wales Hospital and Alice Ho Liu Ling Nethersole Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Kelvin Ho-Nam Wan, Alvin L Young, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Author contributions: Young AL studied and designed the conception; Wan KHN and Young AL acquainted of data; Wan KHN analyzed and interpreted the data; and drafted of manuscript; Wan KHN, Yiu EPF and Young AL made the critical revision.
Conflict-of-interest: No conflicting relationship exists for any author.
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Correspondence to: Alvin L Young, MMedSc, FRCS, Chief, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China. youngla@ha.org.hk
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Received: November 17, 2014
Peer-review started: November 18, 2014
First decision: January 20, 2015
Revised: March 4, 2015
Accepted: March 30, 2015
Article in press: April 2, 2015
Published online: May 12, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Review of the current status of corneal transplant, the issues encountered with current techniques, the potential and future treatment on the horizon.