Effectiveness of a decontamination method for donor corneas

P. R. Badenoch, S. J. Alfrich, T. R. Wedding, D. J. Coster

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A retrospective study was made of the effectiveness of an eye bank decontamination and storage method. A comparison was made between microbial cultures taken from the limbus at enucleation and from scleral remnants recovered after surgery. Organisms were isolated from the limbus of 73% of donor eyes and from 4% of remnants. Standard eye bank procedures were found to eradicate gut and skin organisms, including Candida, from donor tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes


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