Comparison of chondroitin sulfate to McCarey-Kaufman medium for corneal storage

Am J Ophthalmol. 1987 Nov 15;104(5):490-3. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)74106-6.


We compared endothelial preservation of paired corneas by scanning electron microscopy after storage in McCarey-Kaufman medium for two or three days to 2.5% chondroitin sulfate (K-Sol) for seven or ten days. One cornea from each of ten pairs of eyes was placed in McCarey-Kaufman medium and the opposite cornea was placed in K-Sol medium. We judged cellular preservation in a masked manner from the electron micrographs according to a morphologic grading system. We found no difference in endothelial structure between the two groups of corneas.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cell Survival
  • Chondroitin Sulfates
  • Corneal Transplantation*
  • Culture Media*
  • Endothelium, Corneal / ultrastructure
  • Humans
  • Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
  • Organ Preservation / methods*


  • Culture Media
  • Chondroitin Sulfates