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Sinaloa Organ and Tissue Bank: Our Experience in Eye Banking. A 8-Year Review from 2007 through 2015
Abel Ramón-Concepción, Melesio Palazuelos-Gaxiola, Emilia M Camacho-Borquez, Melesio E Palazuelos-Lopez, German Villagomez-Tirado, Jesus R Alvarez-Feliz, Silvia Paz-Camacho, Yolanda Chavez-Romero, Jse M Piña-Valdez
Objective: To report Corneal graft characteristics and indications
Design: Retrospective review
Methods: Data was reviewed from the eye bank records between
January 1st 1990 and December 31 2015.
Main Outcomes and Measures: To report Endothelial Cell
Density (ECD), percentage of hexagonal cells, and indications
for transplant of corneal tissue performed by The Eye Bank of
Sinaloa in México.
Participants: All patients who had undergone corneal transplantation
at different eye centers throughout the state of Sinaloa.
Results: Over 25 years 310 corneal transplantations were
performed. Only 149 cases were included in the analysis from a
total of 7 Eye centers between 2007 and 2015. Mean ECD was
2957.87 cel/mm2 ± 652.59. The mean percentage of hexagonal
cells was 45.55% ± 10.34. The leading indications for corneal
transplant were bullous keratopathy 68 (45.63%), keratoconus 25
(16.77%) and Fuchs ´dystrophy 15 (10.06%).
Conclusions: The average donor age in our study was lower and
the endothelial cell density was higher than that reported in
other eye centers in our country. However, similar to eye bank
records worldwide. Trends in corneal transplantation indications
were different from global survey of corneal transplantation and
Eye Banking report.
Key Words: Corneal transplant, donor, endothelial cell density,
indications for transplant