Ophthalmology’s Jonathan Lass discusses new cornea study

Expanding pool of donor corneas is focus of CWRU and UH study

The Plain Dealer: School of Medicine researchers began a study this month that could double the time donated corneas are accepted as viable for transplant—potentially increasing the transplant pool by at least 20 percent. “If we can show this is effective, we can change practice patterns across the U.S.,” said Jonathan Lass, chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.