Detection of hepatitis C virus in the corneas of seropositive donors.

@article{Lee2001DetectionOH,
  title={Detection of hepatitis C virus in the corneas of seropositive donors.},
  author={Hubert Lee and Joel Naor and R Alhindi and T Chinfook and Mel Krajden and Tony Mazzulli and David S. Rootman},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2001},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={37-40}
}
PURPOSE There have been no reported cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission by corneal transplantation. Previous studies have also shown no correlation between HCV seropositivity and the presence of HCV RNA in the corneal tissues. This study aims to investigate such correlation and to provide further evidence to the possible transmissibility of HCV via corneal grafts. METHODS Of the 1,619 potential corneal donors to the Eye Bank of Canada over a 1-year period, 15 tested HCV-positive by… CONTINUE READING