Donor age does not affect most penetrating keratoplasties for endothelial disease

Donor age did not have a significant impact on the long-term success rates of most penetrating keratoplasty procedures for endothelial disease, according to the Cornea Donor Study.The multicenter, prospective, double-masked study comprised 1,090 patients who underwent PK at 80 sites; 62% had Fuchs’ dystrophy, 34% had pseudophakic/aphakic corneal edema and 4% had another corneal endothelial disorder. Patients were followed for up to 12 years.Corneas were provided by 43 eye banks from donors aged 12 years to 75 years.

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