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Effectiveness of a decontamination method for donor corneas.
  1. P R Badenoch,
  2. S J Alfrich,
  3. T R Wedding and
  4. D J Coster
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, South Australia.


    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.

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