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January 1971

Relation of Donor Age to Success in Penetrating Keratoplasty

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Forster is now with the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Fla.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(1):42-47. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050044007

Corneal grafts performed on 398 recipient eyes with at least six months follow up and adequate donor information were evaluated to determine the relationship of donor age to success in penetrating keratoplasty. Graft results, classified as clear, nebulous, or edematous, were compared in each of four donor age groups within three prognostic categories. No statistically significant difference in results due to donor age could be demonstrated.

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