[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.147.241.171. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
July 1970

Clinical Test for Evaluating Donor Corneas

Author Affiliations

Durham, NC
From Plastic Surgery Laboratory, and Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, and McPherson Hospital, Durham, NC.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(1):2-7. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040004002
Abstract

A simple, practical, and safe method for evaluating donor corneas prior to their use for grafting is based on the fact that trypan blue, a vital stain, is taken up only by dead or damaged endothelial cells, the normal cells remaining unstained. Individual units are available which allow one to prepare a sterile solution of the dye instantaneously for each cornea. No harmful effects have been observed either in extensive experimental tests or by clinical experience.

×