Posts for Tag: Cornea

Video interview with Mr Saldanha - Essential guide to Corneal Fellowships in Ophthalmology

Mr Mario Saldanha FRCOphth, a UK trained Ophthalmologist (eye Doctor / specialist) talks about being an Ophthalmologist at Toronto eye hospital during his Cornea fellowship. Topics covered include why he chose to go abroad for his fellowship in Toronto, Canada, how to apply for a fellowship and the day to day life of a fellow. You should watch this video if you are interested in a career in Ophthalmology, becoming an Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmology training in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales) or are interested in applying for a Cornea fellowship to become a Cornea consultant / specialist.

Publication link for: A novel technique for using amniotic membrane for persistent corneal epithelial defects (S Webber)

As discussed at teaching on the 13/5/16

Below is the link to:

The biological bandage contact lens: a novel technique for using the amniotic membrane in the treatment of persistent corneal epithelial defects

M S Abu-Ain and S K Webber

Eye (2010) 24, 1306–1307; doi:10.1038/eye.2010.1; published online 29 January 2010 

Publication on mesenchymal stem cells

Charlie Osei-Bempong, one of our ftsta trainees in Singleton, have co-authored an interesting paper on mesenchymal stem cells. This interesting finding will have an impact on the current approach to autologous transplants for people with limbal stem cell deficiency. 

Regen Med. 2016 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Human limbal mesenchymal stem cells express ABCB5 and can grow on amniotic membrane.



To isolate and characterize limbal mesenchymal stem cells (LMSCs) from human corneoscleral rings.


Cells were isolated from corneoscleral rings and cultured in a mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-selective media and examined for differentiation, phenotyping and characterization.