Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 6th, 1997
About 40,000 corneal transplants are performed in the United States each year with a success rate approaching 90 percent; however, UT Southwestern ophthalmologists are conducting research to help the 10 percent who continually reject corneal transplants. The ophthalmologists are perfecting a novel oral vaccine that slowly trains the recipient's immune system to accept donated corneas.
"Even in the face of powerful immunosuppressive...
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