Viability of donor corneas

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    Does anybody know how long a donor cornea--before opening, of course--remains viable? In other words, if a corneal transplant is scheduled and has to be postponed for whatever reason, what is the window that the aptient can be brought back and the same cornea be used? And where/how is it appropriately stored if the eye bank is not in the same facility? Thanks.

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    If there is not an eye bank in the area I am not sure where it could be stored to preserve integrity. Perhaps a tissue / bone bank.

    The cornea viability is dependent upon the medium it is stored in. Up to 14 days in some cases .


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