April 13, 2010

Corneal Transplant Not Hurt by Long Preservation Time


The chance that a corneal transplant will fail is not affected by the age of the donor, the length of time that the transplanted cornea was preserved or the method of preservation, according to a new study…


The study found no additional cell loss between 15 and 20 years of follow-up. And, the risk for graft failure was lower in people diagnosed with keratoconus (a degenerative disorder in which the cornea becomes cone-shaped) than in those with endothelial dysfunction (a decrease in the number or performance of endothelial cells), said Dr. Sanjay V. Patel, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and his colleagues.


HealthDay, by Robert Preidt, 4/12/2010


Also in: US News & World Report

Tags: corneal transplant, Dr. Sanjay Patel, Ophthalmology

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