Determinants of graft clarity in penetrating kerotoplasty

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979 Jun;97(6):1071-5. 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.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aphakia / surgery
  • Aphakia, Postcataract / surgery
  • Clinical Competence
  • Corneal Transplantation*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Care
  • Time Factors
  • Tissue Donors
  • Transplantation, Homologous
  • Visual Acuity*