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Factors Influencing Graft Endothelial Cell Density after Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty.

Factors Influencing Graft Endothelial Cell Density after Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty. J Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2018 Jan-Mar;13(1):10-16 Authors: Javadi MA, Feizi S, Jafari R, Hosseini SB, Safapour S Abstract Purpose: To determine the factors that influence the endothelial cell density (ECD) of donor grafts after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). Methods: This retrospective, interventional case series comprised 77 eyes of 64 patients who underwent DSAEK. Confocal microscopy was performed at the final follow-up examination to evaluate the endothelial cell count, cell morphology, and graft thickness. Univariate and multiple linear regression analyses were used to investigate recipient-, donor-, surgical-, and postoperative related variables capable of influencing graft endothelial cell counts after DSAEK. Results: The mean patient age was 62.3 ± 15.6 years; patients were followed-up for 26.2 ± 20.9 months postoperatively. Forty-six eyes (59.7%) underwent stand-alone DSAEK; 31 eyes (40.3%) underwent DSAEK combined with cataract surgery. The donor trephination size was 8.0 ± 0.21 mm. The mean donor age was 30.4 ± 11.2 years, and the mean preoperative endothelial cell density was 3127.4 ± 315.1 cells/mm2, which decreased to 1788.6 ± 716.5 cells/mm2 postoperatively (P
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

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