Split Cornea Transplantation: Relationship between Storage Time of Split Donor Tissue and Outcome – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To analyze the relationship between storage time of split donor tissue and outcomes after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). Design: Retrospective analysis of a nonrandomized, consecutive, interventional case series. Participants: One hundred ten eyes with anterior stromal disease suitable for DALK and 110 eyes with endothelial disease suitable for DMEK underwent surgically successful split cornea transplantation combining both procedures within 7 days after splitting. Methods: Split donor storage times (splitting to grafting) and total storage times (death to grafting) were correlated with the 1-year functional and morphologic outcomes after DALK and DMEK surgery (Read more...)

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