Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2021 May 17. Epub 2021 May 17.
Dr. Rolf M. Schwiete Zentrum für Limbusstammzellforschung und kongenitale Aniridie, Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar, Deutschland.
Aim: This retrospective investigated the impact of donor age, recipient age, donor endothelial cell density, vis-à-tergo, and additional intraoperative lens exchange (triple-procedure) on overall early and late phase postoperative endothelial cell density (ECD) following penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in various diagnosis groups.
Patients And Methods: In 590 cases with diagnosed keratoconus (KC), Fuchs dystrophy (FD) and herpes simplex virus infection (HSV) who underwent PKP or triple surgery, the ECD in cells/mm was analysed, both preoperatively, with all-sutures-in (early postoperative stage), and after last suture removal. The factors were tested by Mann-Whitney U-test, correlation analysis and linear regression analysis. Read More