Table 1

Distribution of characteristics in 2777 grafts included in analyses of graft survival

FactorLevelCases (%)FactorLevelCases (%)
Surgeon<50 reports1934  (70)Reasons for graftVisual only2136  (77)
>50 reports843 (30)Visual and other455 (16)
Non-visual186 (7)
Recipient age (years)0–938 (1)
10–1995 (3)DiseasesGlaucoma368 (13)
20–29328 (12)Cataract670 (24)
30–39268 (10)Others (excludes uveitis)195 (7)
40–49248 (9) (54 posterior chamber)
50–59280 (10) (30 anterior chamber)
60–69470 (17) (55 external)
70–79664 (24) (56 miscellaneous)
80+386 (14)
Previous grafts in operated eyeDiagnosisKeratoconus551 (20)
None2294 (83)Primary endothelial failure361 (13)
One325 (12)Secondary endothelial failure709 (26)
Two97 (3)Herpes simplex keratitis297 (11)
More61 (2)Other inflammation417 (15)
Stromal dystrophy123 (4)
Preoperative visual acuity<6/601718 (62)Trauma123 (4)
<6/24603 (22)Others196 (7)
⩾6/24398 (14)
Unrecorded58 (2)Stromal oedemaAbsent1149 (41)
Central411 (15)
Active inflammationUveal156 (6)Diffuse/uniform1130 (41)
Corneal288 (10)Other87 (3)
VascularisedDeep vessels660 (24)Graft sizeDonor + recipient ⩽14.5 mm1034 (37)
          ⩽15.5 mm977 (35)
         >15.5 mm756 (27)
Suture methodInterrupted1210 (44)Donor − Recipient = 0 mm1017 (37)
Continuous1129 (41)         ⩽0.25 mm658 (24)
Mixed438 (16)         >0.25 mm1102 (40)
VitreousSurgery389 (14)