2011 Cleveland Clinic corneal transplantation facts and figures
Corneal transplants at Cleveland Clinic were initiated in 1970. In 2011, Cole Eye Institute surgeons performed 208 corneal transplants. Our staff has also implanted the Boston Keratoprosthesis as a mode of restoring vision in patients with end-stage corneal disease, including those with corneal blindness from severe chemical trauma., including penetrating keratoplasy, lamellar keratoplasy, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasy, keratoprosthesis and amniotic membrane grafts.
Cleveland Clinic ranks 9th in the nation for ophthalmology, according to the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" rankings.
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