Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. 10 Issue NO.: 34 (Nov 2011 - Feb 2012)

UKs youngest corneal transplant patient


Eva Joyce was born blind because of a rare congenital condition called Peters anomaly. When she was just 17 days old, she had her right cloudy cornea removed and replaced with a healthy donor cornea in a 3-hour operation at Birmingham Children's Hospital, United Kingdom. A corneal transplant on her left eye was then done when she was four weeks old. For six weeks after the operation Eva was given hourly eyedrops. In December 2011, Eva's parents celebrated a very special Christmas with their now four-month baby girl. She was still being given anti-rejection drugs to reduce the risk of her body failing to accept the donor corneas. Eva's mother said, “We would like to highlight the importance of corneal donation and the huge difference that it can make to people's lives. We feel incredibly lucky that someone has made the decision to donate organs to help people like Eva in what must be extremely sad circumstances.”


How to cite this article:
- Shroff S, Navin S. UKs youngest corneal transplant patient. Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. 10 Issue NO.: 34 (Nov 2011 - Feb 2012)

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- Shroff S, Navin S. UKs youngest corneal transplant patient. Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. 10 Issue NO.: 34 (Nov 2011 - Feb 2012). Available at:
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