The results of penetrating keratoplasty in endothelial corneal dystrophy using preserved donor material

Written by Zolotorevskiy A.V., Fedyashev G.A.

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Background. Research objective is an assessment of surgical and functional results of penetrating keratoplasty in endothelial corneal dysfunction using preserved donor transplant.
Methods. 15 patients (15 eyes) aged 55–83 with the secondary (postoperative) endothelial corneal dystrophy were got penetrating keratoplasty with the “Material for cornea recovery”, produced by eye bank “EyeLab” (Moscow).
Results. In all cases there was complete recovery of transplant transparency during 1–3 months. The medium density of the endothelium was 1741±234 cells/mm2, the medium loss of the endothelium – 18±9 %. Normalization of corneal thickness has occurred in 2–3 months after surgery.
Conclusions. The effectiveness of “Material for cornea recovery” for penetrating keratoplasty is not inferior to the efficacy of the native donor material.

Links to authors:

A.V. Zolotorevskiy1, G.A. Fedyashev2, 3
1 Eye bank “EyeLab” (5a Beryozovaya alley Moscow 127273 Russian Federation),
2 Primorsky center of eye microsurgery (100e Borisenko St. Vladivostok 690088 Russian Federation),
3 Pacific State Medical University (2 Ostryakova Ave. Vladivostok 690950 Russian Federation)

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