Transplantation of cryopreserved human corneas in a xenograft model.

@article{Ohno2002TransplantationOC,
  title={Transplantation of cryopreserved human corneas in a xenograft model.},
  author={Kenji Ohno and Leif R Nelson and Katsuya Mitooka and William M. Bourne},
  journal={Cryobiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={142-9}
}
An ideal model to test methods of corneal storage for transplantation would simulate the environment of the grafted human cornea and predict the success of clinical corneal transplants (human to human). In this study, we tested such a model, the corneal xenograft (human to cat). Nine pairs of human corneas were transplanted into both eyes of nine recipient cats. One cornea of each pair was cryopreserved at -196 degrees C in 2.5 M dimethyl sulfoxide while the other was stored in preservative… CONTINUE READING

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