Complications of keratoplasty

TitleComplications of keratoplasty
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1975
AuthorsDeVoe AG
JournalAm J Ophthalmol
Pagination907 - 12
Date PublishedJun
ISSN0002-9394 (Print) 0002-9394 (Linking)
Accession Number1094832
Keywords*Corneal Transplantation, *Postoperative Complications, Autopsy, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome / diagnosis / mortality / transmission, Female, Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy / surgery, Humans, Middle Aged, Neurologic Examination, Transplantation, Homologous, Visual Acuity

The complications of keratoplasty have been greatly reduced in recent years by virtue of finer instrumentation, microsurgery, new drugs to minimize postoperative complications, and improved methods of donor cornea preversation. A 49-year-old woman, following uncomplicated keratoplasty with donor material from a patient who had died of a slow virus disease, developed the same condition and died 18 months later. Until more evidence is available, donor material from individuals dying of obscure chronic central nervous system disorders should be used with extreme caution.

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