The use of PACK-CXL has been reported in corneas with penetrating keratoplasties
with infectious keratitis due to Staphylococcus aureus, 12 months after the procedure, with good results .
with auto and homografts were conducted successfully by earlier workers (Gundersun, 1958; Jensen,1963; Mishra and Reddy, 1991).
So far Dr Sakla has conducted 100 keratoplasties
, following up with patient's treatment for over three years in some cases.
Although direct comparison of the present data with those observed in other experiments is not very reliable, the cellulose membrane was found to induce less marked corneal neovascularization, in comparison to corneas of rabbits in which keratoplasties
were performed with bovine amniotic membrane (SAMPAIO et al., 2006).
From January 2016 to June 2017, 3017 keratoplasties
were performed in Shandong Eye Hospital, including 1385 PK surgeries, 1632 LK surgeries, and 75 endothelial transplantations.
The Cornea Donor Study by Sugar A  et al showed that donor age is not a factor in survival of most penetrating keratoplasties
for endothelial disease.