Effect of donor epithelium on corneal transplant survival

R. D. Stulting, G. O. Waring, W. Z. Bridges, H. D. Cavanagh

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Two hundred thirty-two penetrating keratoplasties in 228 eyes were performed with or without the removal of donor corneal epithelium in a prospective, randomized clinical trial to determine the effect of epithelial removal on graft survival. The removal of epithelium did not reduce the likelihood of graft failure, irreversible allograft reaction, or reversible allograft reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)803-812
Number of pages10
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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  • Ophthalmology

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Stulting, R. D., Waring, G. O., Bridges, W. Z., & Cavanagh, H. D. (1988). Effect of donor epithelium on corneal transplant survival. Ophthalmology, 95(6), 803-812.