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December 1995

Primary Corneal Graft Failure: A National Reporting System

Author Affiliations

Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(12):1554-1555. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100120084014

The Eye Bank Association of America, Washington, DC, which was founded in 1961, has functioned primarily to serve corneal transplant recipients, corneal surgeons and its individual member eye banks through educational seminars, the development and later implementation of strict medical standards, and the use of on-site inspection teams to ensure the highest quality donor eye tissue. Human immunodeficency virus (HIV) testing of donor serum samples by eye banks, for example, was mandated at least 2 years prior to similar requirements for organ donors by the United Network for Organ Sharing. In this issue of the Archives, Wilhelmus and colleagues,1 working with the Medical Advisory Board of the Eye Bank Association of America, have analyzed adverse reaction forms completed by eye bank medical directors in an effort to identify risk factors for first postoperative day cloudy corneal grafts that never clear (primary donor failures).

The authors summarize in Table 4

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