At NIIOS Research & Development we develop tissue preparation methods and surgical techniques with a focus on advanced lamellar keratoplasty.

Developing a new surgical protocol encompasses more than just the operation itself. We also look at new ways to harvest and prepare donor tissue and to develop new surgical instruments and medical devices. We closely monitor and evaluate clinical outcomes of procedures such as (advanced) DMEK and Bowman layer transplantation in order to continually improve and refine these techniques.


Champalimaud Vision Award 2022

The entire NIIOS team is very proud that Gerrit Melles received the prestigious 2022 Champalimaud Vision Award for his pioneering work in the field of corneal transplants.

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AAO Jackson Memorial Lecture 2022

Gerrit Melles presented the 79th Jackson Memorial Lecture at the opening of this year’s AAO meeting in Chicago by reflecting on “How would nature see our corneal triumphs?”

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AECOS Research Grant 2022

Congratulations to Viridiana Kocaba for receiving the AECOS 2022 European Research Grant for the work on laser-assisted Bowman layer graft preparation.

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Advanced DMEK

How to further improve DMEK outcomes?

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Personalized DMEK

How to perform tailor-made DMEK surgeries?

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Bowman Layer Transplantation

How to treat advanced progressive keratoconus less invasively?

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Optimizing Donor Tissue Use

How to provide the best possible grafts to surgeons?

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Cell Replacement Therapies

How to advance the treatment options for endothelial diseases?

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Ultrastructural Tissue Analysis

How to reveal more details about graft-host interaction?

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How to perform remote examinations?

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Ophthalmic Staining Solutions

How to make the invisible visible in the eye?

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Developing Surgical Instruments

How to facilitate innovative surgical procedures?

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