Florida Lions Eye Bank

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The prospect of any eye surgery is very scary for most people. A cornea transplant, with its potential complications, can cause even more anxiety. But with some education about cornea surgery and the promise of saving or improving sight, you can look foreword the procedure with confidence and an excellent chance for success.It is the transparent, dome-shaped, outermost layer that covers the iris and pupil in the front of the eye. Although the cornea is clear, it contains a highly organized group of cells and proteins. Unlike most tissues in the body, the cornea contains no blood vessels to nourish or protect it against infection. Instead, the cornea receives its nourishment from the tears and aqueous humor that fill the chamber behind it. The cornea, one of the protective layers of the eye, serves two functions:

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