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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 1889-1891

Postoperative detection of unusual pathology in donor corneal tissue

1 Corneal Unit, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 Centre for Eye Research Australia, East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
3 Corneal Unit, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne; Vision Eye Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Rasik B Vajpayee
Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital , University of Melbourne , 32 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne - 3002, Victoria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_728_19

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We present a series of three patients with previously undetected corneal pathology in grafted corneal tissue following keratoplasty for keratoconus. Postoperatively, a faint layer of anterior stromal haze involving the graft was observed in each patient upon slit lamp examination. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) confirmed the presence of anterior stromal scarring across the transplanted cornea. However, the ocular and systemic medical histories of the donors were unremarkable. As the suboptimal donor corneal tissue may escape the standard screening protocols, eye banks should consider adding AS-OCT imaging for screening donor corneal tissue before transplantation.

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