How long can donor sclera be safely stored?


PURPOSE To determine whether after prolonged storage of sclera in glycerin, there is any bacteriologic contamination that will reactivate, whether reconstituted sclera retains its tensile strength, and whether sclera retains its microstructural integrity. METHODS Sixty-six scleral shells stored in glycerin for 9 to 19 years, as well as 11 controls stored… (More)