A Review of Surgical Techniques for Harvesting Corneal Stem Cells From Allograft Donor Tissue

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To review the literature on the history of surgical techniques for harvesting corneal stem cells.


Medline review of corneal stem cell surgery for ocular surface disease.


A wide variety of techniques have been recorded for this procedure from relatively low-technology manual techniques to femtosecond laser dissection of the limbal tissue.


Newer stem cell harvesting techniques using fibrin glue fixation of the graft will facilitate the surgical management of severe corneal stem cell deficiency.

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