Clinical Outcomes in Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty With Internationally Shipped Precut Donor Corneas – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To report the endothelial cell loss and clinical outcomes in Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) with internationally shipped, precut donor corneas.Design: Retrospective analysis of a noncomparative case series.Methods: The setting was a single hospital. The clinical results of 134 eyes of 128 patients who underwent DSAEK in Kyoto, Japan, with internationally shipped precut donor corneas from Portland, Oregon, or Seattle, Washington, were evaluated. In addition, 40 precut donor corneas from Seattle were evaluated in respect to the postprecut international shipment-related loss of corneal endothelial cell density (ECD). Observation procedures were noncontact specular microscopy. The main outcome measures were (Read more...)

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