[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
June 1979

Determinants of Graft Clarity in Penetrating Keratoplasty

Author Affiliations

From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr Abbott is now with Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(6):1071-1075. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010525001

• A total of 240 consecutive penetrating keratoplasties with a minimum six months' follow-up were examined to determine the influence of preoperative prognosis, donor age, death-enucleation time, death-surgery time, and surgical experience on graft clarity. Graft results, classified as clear, nebulous, or edematous, were compared within two prognostic categories in aphakic, combined, and phakic keratoplasty groups. Preoperative prognostic groups and surgical experience appeared to be most important in affecting graft clarity, whereas the donor age, death-enucleation time, and death. surgery time seemed to have little effect.

Forster RK:  Factors affecting the aphakic penetrating keratoplasty , in Emery JM (ed): Current Concepts in Cataract Surgery . St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1978, pp 291-292.
West CE, Fitzgerald CR, Sewell JH:  Cystoid macular edema following aphakic keratoplasty . Am J Ophthalmol 75:77-81, 1973.
Forster RK, Fine M:  Relation of donor age to success in penetrating keratoplasty . Arch Ophthalmol 85:42-47, 1971.Article
Bourne WM, O'Fallon WM:  Endothelial cell loss during penetrating keratoplasty . Am J Ophthalmol 85:760-766, 1978.
Arentsen JJ, Morgan B, Green WR:  Changing indications for keratoplasty . Am J Ophthalmol 81:313-318, 1976.