Article Abstract

Constructing bioengineered cornea for restoring vision

Authors: Weiyun Shi, Jin Yuan

Abstract

It is our pleasure to offer the reader this special issue of the Annals of Eye Science that focuses on bioengineered cornea. Corneal disease is referred as one of the leading causes of blindness, only secondary to cataract in overall importance. The majority of corneal blind patients could potentially have their sight restored through corneal transplantation, whereas the barrier to the performance of corneal transplantation in many counties is the limited tissue availability.