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Use of infant donor tissue for endokeratoplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11738904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endokeratoplasty using an infant donor cornea was performed in an 81-year-old man with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, corneal decompensation, and a history of cystoid macular edema in the left eye. The patient reported minimal discomfort after surgery, and the best spectacle-corrected visual acuity improved from 20/400 to 20/100 by the second postoperative month with resolution of the corneal edema. Endokeratoplasty using an infant cornea is a viable alternative to penetrating keratoplasty for corneal endothelial decompensation, and infant corneas may provide a new and potentially healthier source of tissue for corneal transplantation.
Y Shiuey; M Moshirfar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cataract and refractive surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0886-3350     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-12     Completed Date:  2002-02-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604171     Medline TA:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1915-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Moran Vision Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Corneal Transplantation / methods*
Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy / surgery*
Postoperative Care
Tissue Donors
Treatment Outcome
Visual Acuity

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