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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Nov;67(11):1889-1891. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_728_19.

Postoperative detection of unusual pathology in donor corneal tissue.

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1
Corneal Unit, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2
Centre for Eye Research Australia, East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
3
Corneal Unit, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne; Vision Eye Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

We present a series of three patients with previously undetected corneal pathology in grafted corneal tissue following keratoplasty for keratoconus. Postoperatively, a faint layer of anterior stromal haze involving the graft was observed in each patient upon slit lamp examination. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) confirmed the presence of anterior stromal scarring across the transplanted cornea. However, the ocular and systemic medical histories of the donors were unremarkable. As the suboptimal donor corneal tissue may escape the standard screening protocols, eye banks should consider adding AS-OCT imaging for screening donor corneal tissue before transplantation.

KEYWORDS:

Corneal imaging; corneal transplantation; donor cornea; eye banking; optical coherence tomography

PMID:
31638064
DOI:
10.4103/ijo.IJO_728_19

Conflict of interest statement

There are no conflicts of interest.

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