Abstract Corneal grafts performed on 398 recipient eyes with at least six months follow up and adequate donor information were evaluated to determine the relationship of donor age to success in penetrating keratoplasty. Graft results, classified as clear, nebulous, or edematous, were compared in each of four donor age groups within three prognostic categories. No statistically significant difference in results due to donor age could be demonstrated. References 1. Buxton JN, Apisson JG, Hoefle FB: Corticosteroids in 100 keratoplasties . Amer J Ophthal 67:46-51, 1969. 2. Iliff CE, Castroviejo R, Hughes WF Jr, et al: A symposium: Present status of corneal transplant surgery . Trans Amer Acad Ophthal Otolaryng 67:292-319, 1963. 3. Kaufman HE, Robbins JE, Capella JA: The endothelium in normal and abnormal corneas . Trans Amer Acad Ophthal Otolaryng 69:931-942, 1965. 4. Paton RT: Keratoplasty . New York, McGraw Hill Book Co, 1955. 5. Stocker FW, Irish A: Fate of successful corneal grafts in Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy . Amer J Ophthal 68:820-824, 1969.
Archives of Ophthalmology – American Medical Association
Published: Jan 1, 1971