ID 110231
Title Transcription
ホンポウ オヨビ トクシマケン ニオケル カクマク イショク イリョウ ノ ゲンジョウ ト モンダイ
Title Alternative
Current status and problems of corneal transplantations in Japan and Tokushima Prefecture
Author
Eguchi, Hiroshi Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
corneal transplantation
foreign donor
organ transplant law
eye bank association
Tokushima Prefecture
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Current status and problems of corneal transplantations in Japan and Tokushima Prefectureare described. The major issue is donor cornea deficiency. It would not an exaggeration to saythat Japanese corneal transplantation depends on foreign donors. There are two reasons whycorneal donation is rare in Japan. One is related to marked decline of enrollments, after the organtransplant law went into effective in October 1997, who wish to donate cornea in future. Anotheris related to an inefficiency of former enrollments’ contribution to actual corneal donations. Thelack of communications between eye bank associations and other transplant-related associationsmight be the background factor.To develop corneal transplantations in Tokushima Prefecture, it is necessary for Tokushimaeye bank association to establish the system offering more domestic corneal grafts to more cornealtransplant recipients than ever. To that end, the eye bank is required to spread correct knowledgeabout corneal donation to all healthcare professionals who involved in emergency and end-oflifecare. A government that support all associations involved in corneal transplantation is alsonecessary.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
64
Issue
3-4
Start Page
87
End Page
91
Sort Key
87
Published Date
2008-08-25
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language
jpn
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departments
University Hospital