Primary penetrating keratoplasty for keratoconus: A long-term follow-up

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Abstract

From 1974 to 1978 the medical eye bank supplied the donor material for keratoplasties in 410 cases of keratoconus. Follow-up information of six months or more was obtained in 390 cases. In 322 cases, the recipient eye was phakic without previous keratoplasties on the recipient eye and a penetrating keratoplasty was done solely for the improvement of vision. Graft clarity was examined in terms of donor and recipient variables. Overall graft clarity was 93% and it was equally good using donor tissue from whole eyes preserved in moist chamber compared to donor tissue from the medical examiner preserved in McCarey-Kaufman medium. Thus, the medical examiner's office has proved to be a safe, reliable source of excellent donor tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
JournalCornea
Volume1
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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