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The miracle of corneal transplants

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The miracle of corneal transplants
Tom Tsokas

​​​​Patients like Tom Tsokas say that after having corneal transplant surgery, it’s “unreal” how much they can now see.

Researchers at Krembil are striving to be world leaders in ocular regeneration

About 10 years ago, Tom Tsokas had to stop driving. He was diagnosed with keratoconus in his right eye during high school, and by his late 40s, it had suddenly gotten worse. “It was like a curtain in front of my eye,” says Tom, 56, a Stouffville, Ont., resident who works as an attendant at Toronto General Hospital. “I didn’t have pain, but if I was reading a book I had to hold it really close to my face.”