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PURPOSE To evaluate donor demographics, trends in donor tissue procurement and tissue storage over a long period. METHODS A retrospective, longitudinal, descriptive analysis was undertaken of data from the Hamburg Eye Bank Data Base (HEB-DB) that had been collected between 1981 and 2010. Data on 54 parameters of cornea donors [including clinical history,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate factors that may affect mesopic pupil size in refractive surgery candidates. METHODS Medical records of 13,959 eyes of 13,959 refractive surgery candidates were reviewed, and one eye per subject was selected randomly for statistical analysis. Detailed ophthalmological examination data were obtained from medical records. Preoperative(More)
PURPOSE Microbiological contamination is a common cause for elimination of organ-cultured donor corneas. The aims of the present study were to analyze contamination rates and identify risk factors for contamination. METHODS Retrospectively, the contamination rates of 4546 organ-cultured corneas and the causative species were studied. The impact of sex,(More)
PURPOSE Blunt trauma after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) is a high risk for wound rupture at the donor-recipient interface. We present 6 cases of traumatic wound dehiscence after PK; we describe the morphologic and functional outcome after surgical intervention and provide a review of the current literature. METHODS Six patients with a traumatic wound(More)
AIMS To report the clinical and diagnostic findings of a patient with bilateral corneal deposits caused by an underlying monoclonal gammopathy. METHODS Slit-lamp biomicroscopy, confocal microscopy and additional serological tests were performed on a 35-year-old man presenting with bilateral crystalline corneal deposits. RESULTS The patient was diagnosed(More)
The aim of this study was to report feasibility, the visual outcomes and complications of pediatric cataract surgery with primary intraocular lens implantation in children aged 5 to15 years in local anesthesia. This retrospective interventional case series included 62 eyes from 50 children who underwent pediatrc cataract surgery with primary intraocular(More)
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