Corneal endothelial transplantation - guidance (IPG304)

Source:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publication date:
24 June 2009

Abstract

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on corneal endothelial transplantation.

Description

Some diseases can effect the clear section at the front of the eye (the cornea), and in particular the layers that help maintain its clarity (the endothelium). This procedure aims to replace only the innermost layers of the cornea with a healthy section from a donor eye without disturbing the overall structure of the cornea.

Coding and clinical classification codes for this guidance.