The prevention of autolysis in stored corneas by lysosome stabilization. A histochemical study.

We wished to determine if dexamethasome, acting as a lysosome stabilizer, could reduce the release and activation of the lysosomal acid hydrolases, and thus retard autolysis of stored corneas. One cornea (experimental) of a rabbit was soaked in a 2 per cent steroid solution and the other cornea (control) in physiological saline for 3 hours at 23 degrees C… CONTINUE READING