Contact: Jean Horrigan
NIH/National Eye Institute
Caption: In a traditional corneal transplant, or penetrating keratoplasty, the central part of the cornea is removed and a donor cornea is sutured in its place.
Credit: Image courtesy of Dr. Edward Holland, University of Cincinnati.
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