International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology

International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology

2021, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part B
Donor corneal tissue utilization and factors responsible for rejection in tertiary eye care hospital in North India
Author(s): Rajender Chauhan, Chetan Chhikara, Ashok Rathi, JP Chugh, Apoorva Goel, Chinging Sumpi and Aastha Chauhan
Abstract:
Purpose: To evaluate the donated cornea and find out the pattern & factors influencing the utilization of corneal tissue.
Study design: Retrospective, non-comparative observational study.
Material and Methods: Data of 1273 donor eyes collected from all over the Haryana under Hospital Cornea Retrieval Programme (HRCP) and those collected from voluntary donors at their residence from April 2011 to March 2020 were analyzed including the cause of death, gender, age, place of tissue procurement, Death to Enucleation time, grades of tissue and various utilization parameters.
Results: A total number of 1273 of eyes were procured out of which 774 (60.8%) were fit for corneal transplantation while 499 (39.19%) were not fit.
Conclusion: Utility of the donor cornea depends upon various factors like age, death enucleation time, cause of death, maintenance of cold chain and technique of tissue procurement.
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How to cite this article:
Rajender Chauhan, Chetan Chhikara, Ashok Rathi, JP Chugh, Apoorva Goel, Chinging Sumpi, Aastha Chauhan. Donor corneal tissue utilization and factors responsible for rejection in tertiary eye care hospital in North India. Int J Med Ophthalmol 2021;3(1):78-82. DOI: 10.33545/26638266.2021.v3.i1b.64
International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology