Intermediate-term corneal storage for penetrating keratoplasty

Walter J. Stark, A. Edward Maumenee, Kenneth R. Kenyon

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Abstract

Fifty-seven penetrating keratoplasties were performed using human donor corneal material stored in modified Tissue Culture Medium 199 (TC-199). Fifty-six grafts were clear on the first postoperative day and remained clear for at least three weeks. During the follow-up period (average, 3.7 months), only four additional graft failures occurred. The reduced incidence of early graft edema is attributed to prolonged viability of corneal endothelium maintained in modified TC-199 medium prior to keratoplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-802
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume79
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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