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CASE SERIES
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-19

Clear corneal grafts with subcritical endothelial cell count after 1 year of penetrating keratoplasty


1 Department of Ophthalmology, CU Shah Medical College and Hospital, Surendranagar, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Anatomy, CU Shah Medical College and Hospital, Surendranagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Aruna Kumari R. Gupta
Department of Ophthalmology, CU Shah Medical College and Hospital, Dudhrej Road, Surendranagar, Gujarat - 363 001
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_29_18

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Endothelial cell loss after penetrating keratoplasty leads to graft failure. The critical limit of the endothelial cell count for corneal decompensation is thought to be 700 cells/mm2. Clinical specular microscopy indicates that inspite of low endothelial cell density, the corneal graft can be maintained in a relatively dehydrated state. This study reports 4 cases of clear corneal graft having low endothelial cell count. The low endothelial cell count was associated with polymegathism and pleomorphism; inspite of this, the clarity of the graft was maintained.


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