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Dr. Waller (left), who has performed corneal transplants in 20 countries

Surgeons lead effort to establish a sustainable eye bank in a developing nation

This article provides an update on the efforts of a U.S. surgical team to establish an autonomous corneal transplant and eye banking program in Guyana and lessons learned from using a public-private partnership to support this program.

Dr. Waller (top left) looks on as Dr. Jain (a local eye surgeon, at microscope) and a local nurse assistant (left) transplant a cornea. Drs. Jindal and Patel observe

Surgeons develop visionary plan to bring corneal transplants to developing countries

Key features of a successful corneal transplant system in underserved countries are highlighted in this article, including the private-public partnership model that can be useful in offsetting costs, building surgical capacity, and establishing the infrastructure to support an eye bank.

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