NIH study finds donor corneas can be safely preserved for longer period

NIH study finds donor corneas can be safely preserved for longer period

Corneal transplantation is the only treatment available to restore vision. Overall, the investigators were unable to conclude that three-year success rates were the same for corneas preserved for eight to 14 days compared with up to seven days (92.1 percent versus 95.3 percent). However, parsing out the data, they found that much of the difference between the groups was accounted for by those who received corneas preserved 12 to 14 days. There was no meaningful difference between those who received corneas preserved up to seven days and those who received corneas preserved eight to 11 days. While it is true...

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