Donor factors associated with epithelial defects after penetrating keratoplasty.

  title={Donor factors associated with epithelial defects after penetrating keratoplasty.},
  author={Tae Hyun Kim and David A Palay and Michael Lynn},
  volume={15 5},
The records of 39 patients undergoing 40 consecutive penetrating keratoplasties were reviewed to identify donor factors that might correlate with the presence of an epithelial defect on the first postoperative day. Of the 40 transplanted corneas, 13 (32.5%) had no epithelial defect, 18 (45%) had some epithelial defect, and nine (22.5%) had a total epithelial defect 1 day postoperatively. The status of the epithelium was correlated with several donor factors. The only factor that had a… CONTINUE READING

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