Routine evaluation of endothelium in human donor corneas

@article{Bigar1976RoutineEO,
  title={Routine evaluation of endothelium in human donor corneas},
  author={Francis Bigar and Bernd Schimmelpfennig and R. Gieseler},
  journal={Albrecht von Graefes Archiv f{\"u}r klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie},
  year={1976},
  volume={200},
  pages={195-200}
}
Specular microscopy allows a direct evaluation of the corneal endothelium in intact donor eyes. It is therefore superior to previous methods for assessing donor material for penetrating keratoplasties. In a study of 278 eyes (139 donors) 226 could be examined by specular microscopy without any preparatory major manipulations. Twenty-four pairs and 12 single eyes (27%) of the 226 corneas were considered not suitable for grafts according to their morphologic endothelial changes. The discarded… CONTINUE READING

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