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Penetrating Keratoplasty

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.

Usage Restrictions: Please credit Dr. Edward Holland, University of Cincinnati.

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