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June 1978

Corneal Transplantation

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(6):1100. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050608032

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Dr Frank Polack is well recognized for his contributions to human and animal corneal transplantation. His transmission and scanning electron microscopic work has beautifully described changes seen in corneal transplant rejection and other failures. He is also well known for his work concerning corneal wound healing. His knowledge of these important fundamental aspects of the cornea is reflected throughout this book.

The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 deals with the basic science of tissue transplantation and, specifically, corneal transplantation. Part 2 covers techniques and instrumentation. Part 3 discusses the pathology of corneal transplantation with special emphasis on the corneal graft reaction. Part 4 contains detailed information for the organization and operation of an eye bank.

The chapters within each part contain up-to-date information and a most impressive and complete bibliography.

This book will be useful to a variety of readers. The researcher will find valuable tips on

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