Cornea donor characteristics less important than recipient’s

CHICAGO – The Eye Bank Association of America’s minimum standards for cornea tissue yields reliable results with donor characteristics mattering less than recipient characteristics, according to a speaker here.
Studies have shown donor age is not associated with graft rejection and that time from death to preservation or surgery is not associated with changes in endothelial cell density over time, Marian Sue Macsai -Kaplan, MD, explained at Cornea Subspecialty Day preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.
“In addition, we’ve learned that

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