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OBJECTIVE To examine the long-term effect of donor diabetes history on graft failure and endothelial cell density (ECD) after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in the Cornea Donor Study. DESIGN Multicenter, prospective, double-masked, controlled clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS One thousand ninety subjects undergoing PK for a moderate risk condition,… (More)
The recent explosion in the popularity of the Internet has been accompanied by considerable interest in using this worldwide collection of interconnected computers as a medium for commerce. While electronic commerce in general is not itself a novel concept, the dizzying pace of change in the computer networking landscape of late promises to bring with it… (More)
PURPOSE To examine the stability of postmortem glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) measurement and its relationship to premortem glycemia. METHODS Postmortem blood samples were obtained from 32 donors (8 known diabetic) and shipped on ice to a central laboratory to examine the stability of HbA1c measurements during the first 9 postmortem days. Thirty-nine other… (More)
A preliminary report of a new design for a buried quasi-integrated implant made of Proplast II (Vitek, Inc., Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) is presented. The design is intended to combine the benefits of an integrated and buried implant.