Journal article

Whole Globe Enucleation Versus In Situ Excision for Donor Corneal Retrieval-A Prospective Comparative Study

Vishal Jhanji, Radhika Tandon, Namrata Sharma, Jeewan S Titiyal, Gita Satpathy, Rasik B Vaipayee

CORNEA | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the results after changing from conventional whole globe enucleation to in situ excision of donor corneas. METHODS: Donor corneal tissue retrieved by enucleation (n = 50) and in situ excision (n = 50) was quantitatively evaluated prospectively, and the main parameters evaluated were endothelial cell counts, ultrasonic corneal pachymetry, microbial contamination, graft clarity, and postoperative median visual acuity at the end of 3 months. RESULTS: Mean preoperative donor endothelial cell densities were 2174 +/- 123 and 2132 +/- 149 cells per millimeter square after enucleation and in situ excision, respectively (P = 0.13). The preoperative di..

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