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Corneal Transplantation from Donors

Corneal Transplantation from Donors

Our very own Mark A. Pavilack, MD, participated in a research article that described four cases of patients who underwent corneal transplantation and later learned that the donors were serologically positive for Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi), a bloodborne parasite that causes Chagas disease. The conclusion of the article was that the outcomes suggested the risk of Chagas disease transmission is low in both DSAEK and PK corneal transplants. You can read the full study by clicking here.

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