Corneal Transplant Success May Depend Upon Patient Diagnosis.

, MedPage Today (4/12, Emery) reported that, according to a study published online April 12 in the Archives of Ophthalmology, “the long-term success of corneal transplants appears to depend upon patient diagnosis.” After following 388 cornea transplant patients for 20 years, researchers from the Mayo Clinic “found no link between donor age or the length of time or the method by which a transplanted cornea is preserved and risk of graft failure.” However, “lower preoperative endothelial cell density (P=0.02) and higher endothelial cell loss at two months (P=0.004) were associated with increased risk of” late endothelial failure “for patients diagnosed with endothelial dysfunction, but not for those diagnosed

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