Scientific progress is rarely a linear process. This notion is especially true as it pertains to the development of surgical techniques that have the potential to shape future clinical landscapes. Corneal transplantation is no exception. From the very first iterations of full corneal transplants performed in the 19th century to the highly nuanced endothelial procedures available today, corneal medicine has served — and continues to foster — an academic arena where research discoveries and surgical innovations come together to advance the field.

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