volume 16, issue 5, P405-411 1997
DOI: 10.1076/ceyr.16.5.405.7044
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Abstract: As the amount of dextran in the cornea increases over a longer storage time, we conclude that the period of storage in a medium containing dextran should be limited to four days. The fact that the cornea is saturated with dextran after seven days has been shown in further studies to interfere with mitochondrial function and may also cause severe post-operative swelling of the transplant, hence leading to a longer recovery period for the patient.