Israel Nartey

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Israel Nartey

Fellow’s Profile

Israel Nartey

Organ donation and the role of confocal microscopy in corneal transplantation

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1997

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London

Biography

I am a consultant ophthalmologist and I worked as a clinician and research associate of the Professorial Unit at Moorfields Eye Hospital prior to my Fellowship. My research interest was in corneal transplantation and specular and electron microscopy of the changes that occur in the donor corneal endothelium that affect the quality of the tissue for transplantation. The purpose of my Fellowship was to further extend this work in the human cornea by confocal microscopy at the University of Texas where similar work was done on the rabbit cornea. A Churchill Fellowship on organ donation and transplantation was an opportunity to fulfil this aim. I participated in a scientific conference in Florida before going to the University of Texas. My daily routine was research, clinic and theatre sessions, as well as teaching. I published my research in Cornea, a peer-reviewed journal, in 1998. I went to the University of California, Davis to complete the Fellowship. The benefits were an established research link between Moorfields and the University of Texas and the setting up of a Confocal Microscopy Suite at Moorfields. My Fellowship opened up job opportunities, and I am now also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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