Endothelial cell loss in penetrating keratoplasty

William W Culbertson, R. L. Abbott, Richard Forster

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Abstract

Quantitative specular endothelial microscopy was performed on 39 donor corneas before operation and at three and 12 months following penetrating keratoplasty. The central endothelial cell density of these corneas had decreased by 18.3% at three months after operation and by 33.6% at the end of one year. This decrease in cell density probably results both from cell death and from migration of cells toward the peripheral cornea. Postoperative cell counts were correlated closely with preoperative counts but not with donor age. Therefore, it is important to screen donor corneas before operation with the clinical specular microscope.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-604
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmology
Volume89
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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Penetrating Keratoplasty
Cornea
Endothelial Cells
Cell Count
Cell Movement
Microscopy
Cell Death

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Culbertson, W. W., Abbott, R. L., & Forster, R. (1982). Endothelial cell loss in penetrating keratoplasty. Ophthalmology, 89(6), 600-604.

Endothelial cell loss in penetrating keratoplasty. / Culbertson, William W; Abbott, R. L.; Forster, Richard.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 89, No. 6, 01.01.1982, p. 600-604.

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Culbertson, WW, Abbott, RL & Forster, R 1982, 'Endothelial cell loss in penetrating keratoplasty', Ophthalmology, vol. 89, no. 6, pp. 600-604.
Culbertson WW, Abbott RL, Forster R. Endothelial cell loss in penetrating keratoplasty. Ophthalmology. 1982 Jan 1;89(6):600-604.
Culbertson, William W ; Abbott, R. L. ; Forster, Richard. / Endothelial cell loss in penetrating keratoplasty. In: Ophthalmology. 1982 ; Vol. 89, No. 6. pp. 600-604.
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