Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthorMargaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephenLurieMD PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
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In Reply: The transmission of classic CJD via
corneal transplantation has been demonstrated, and the potential possibility
of transmission of nv-CJD via corneal transplantation should be taken into
consideration. With ongoing national efforts to increase organ and tissue
donation, we are pleased to hear from Drs Cavanagh and Hogan that the additional
safeguards introduced in the new eye donor screening standards and recently
approved by the Eye Bank Association of America will ensure the highest standards
of safety in this tissue.
Tan L, Williams MA. Preventing Prion Transmission in Corneal Transplants—Reply. JAMA. 1999;282(23):2211. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-23-jbk1215