1 Guidance

1 Guidance

1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of corneal endothelial transplantation (also known as endothelial keratoplasty [EK]) is adequate to support the use of this procedure provided that normal arrangements are in place for clinical governance and consent.

1.2 NHS Blood and Transplant (formerly UK Transplant) runs a corneal transplant register, and clinicians should submit details about all patients undergoing corneal endothelial transplantation to this register.

1.3 The procedure should only be carried out by surgeons with specific training in this technique.

1.4 NICE encourages publication of long-term outcomes from register or research data.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)