FIRST REPORT OF THE AUSTRALIAN CORNEAL GRAFT REGISTRY

K. A. Williams, M. Sawyer, S. J. Alfrich, L. Joseph, M. White, D. J. Coster, M. Mahmood

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Abstract

In the Australian Corneal Graft Registry's first 18 months of operation, May 1985 to November 1986, data supplied by 53 surgeons relating to 322 graft recipients have been entered and analysed with respect to: the most common presenting diseases (primarily keratoconus, bullous keratopathy and corneal opacities), risk factors (especially prior sensitisation to HLA antigens, corneal vascularisation, past or present anterior segment inflammation and history of raised intraocular pressure [IOP]), donor and recipient sex, cause of donor death, storage procedures for donor eyes, operative procedures accompanying the grafts themselves, and preliminary indications of overall graft survival by actuarial analysis. It is hoped that the establishment of this Registry will not only reinforce the use of actuarial graft survival analysis as the method of choice for transplantation surgeons wishing to monitor the survival of their patients and grafts, but will also provide a useful service for the Australian ophthalmic community in general.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-302
Number of pages12
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • actuarial survival.
  • Corneal graft
  • transplant register

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