Comparison of K-Sol and M-K medium for cornea storage: Results of penetrating keratoplasty in rabbits

M. Busin, C. W. Yau, I. Avni, H. E. Kaufman

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Abstract

Five pairs of rabbit corneas were stored for two weeks at 4°C, one of each pair in K-Sol medium, and one in McCarey-/Kaufman (M-K) medium. After transplantation all penetrating keratoplasty grafts became clear and thin. Endothelial cell loss was significantly less in the K-Sol stored corneas. Another five pairs of corneas were stored for two weeks in K-Sol or three days in M-K medium. After penetrating keratoplasty there were no significant differences in clarity, thickness, or endothelial cell loss. The results indicate that K-Sol provides satisfactory medium-term corneal storage compared with short-term storage in M-K medium at refrigerator temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)860-863
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume70
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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