Trends in the distribution of donor corneal tissue and indications for corneal transplantation: The New Zealand National Eye Bank Study 2000-2009

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dc.contributor.author Cunningham, WJ en
dc.contributor.author Brookes, Nigel en
dc.contributor.author Twohill, HC en
dc.contributor.author Moffatt, SL en
dc.contributor.author Pendergrast, David en
dc.contributor.author Stewart, Joanna en
dc.contributor.author McGhee, Charles en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-27T04:55:00Z en
dc.date.issued 2012-03 en
dc.identifier.citation Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 2012, 40 (2), pp. 141 - 147 en
dc.identifier.issn 1442-6404 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29203 en
dc.description.abstract Background: To investigate the indications for corneal transplantation and the distribution of donor corneal tissue in New Zealand. Design: Analysis of the prospective database of the New Zealand National Eye Bank. Participants: A total of 2205 corneal transplants were assessed. Methods: New Zealand National Eye Bank records were analysed for the decade 2000-2009. Main Outcome Measures: Variables analysed included donor corneal tissue distribution (including public and private sectors), indications for transplantation, donor corneal tissue recipient demographics (age and gender) and corneal transplantation type. Results: An average of 220 corneal transplants were performed each year over the 10-year period (n=2205). The median recipient age was 45years (range 3 to 102years) and 54.0% of recipients were male. In total 71.8% of transplants were performed in the public health sector. Surgeons in the Auckland metropolitan area performed 47.2% of all corneal transplants. The most common indications for corneal transplantation were: keratoconus (41.1%), repeat transplant (17.0%), aphakic/pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (13.9%), corneal dystrophy (10.7%), keratitis (7.9%) and trauma (3.7%). Overall, penetrating keratoplasty accounted for 90.7% of all corneal transplants, however, during the latter half of the study there was a progressive shift in transplantation type, with deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty and Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty combined accounting for 32.3% of all transplants in the final year of the study period. Conclusions: This New Zealand National Eye Bank study provides valuable data regarding the indications for corneal transplantation, transplant recipient demographics and changes in transplantation type in New Zealand over the past decade. © 2011 The Authors. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology © 2011 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology en
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dc.title Trends in the distribution of donor corneal tissue and indications for corneal transplantation: The New Zealand National Eye Bank Study 2000-2009 en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2011.02681.x en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 141 en
pubs.volume 40 en
pubs.end-page 147 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 341027 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Ophthalmology Department en
dc.identifier.eissn 1442-9071 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-10-15 en


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