Evaluation of microbial contamination of corneal transplants: one-year report from a French regional eye bank.

@article{Khouani2014EvaluationOM,
  title={Evaluation of microbial contamination of corneal transplants: one-year report from a French regional eye bank.},
  author={Malek Khouani and Guillaume Debellemani{\`e}re and Caroline Malugani and Anne Sophie Gauthier and Fabienne Pouthier and Bernard Y. Delbosc and Maher E. Saleh},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={899-904}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to report the rate of corneal transplant microbial contamination in a single major eye bank and to identify the contributive factors. METHODS The contamination rate of 1156 organ-cultured corneas harvested in 2010 in a single eye bank (EFS Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Besançon, France) was studied together with the following factors: age, sex, tissue-recovery method (single or multiorgan donors), death-to-excision time, excision-to-reception time, cause of death… CONTINUE READING