Table 2

Endothelial assessment at start of storage. Some corneas were eliminated immediately after storage. Analysis thus covered the 170 corneas deemed to be independent events

Group 1 (n=132)Group 2 (n=38)p Value
*Four missing data due to difficult visualisation of the endothelium.
Initial ECD cells/mm2
    Mean (SD)2217 (425)2022 (362)0.011
    Range803–29841116–2637
Mortality rate (mean (SD))*0.45 (0.90)0.56 (0.71)0.533
Qualitative assessment of endothelium (%)
    Anisocytosis (low/moderate/severe)*50/35/1543/24/330.058
    Pleomorphism (low/moderate/severe)*56/28/1665/22/130.657
    Mortality in folds (low/moderate/high)*8/88/46/88/60.828
    Presence of rosette patterns (no/yes)*68/3267/330.989