Penetrating keratoplasty using 37 C organ cultured cornea.

  title={Penetrating keratoplasty using 37 C organ cultured cornea.},
  author={Donald J Doughman and Jeffrey E. Harris and Markus Schmitt},
  journal={Transactions. Section on Ophthalmology. American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology},
  volume={81 5},
Sixty-three penetrating keratoplasties were performed in 63 patients using donor corneas stored by 37 C organ culture incubation for an average of 13 days (range 2 to 35 days). No grafts failed before four weeks, except one which was stored at 4 C for 48 hours prior to transplantation, indicating that endothelial viability is maintained when proper storage conditions are maintained. Sixteen grafts have failed as a result of factors other than the storage method. This clinical study confirms our… CONTINUE READING


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