Adequate HLA Matching in Keratoplasty (Developments in by R. Sundmacher, F. Bandello

By R. Sundmacher, F. Bandello

‘Immunologic privilege’ of the cornea and anterior chamber has, usually, been believed to be a adequate warrantly for survival of the donor cornea. If this failed, it was once proposal that adjunctive immunomodulating brokers could compensate. however the query of ways to deal with higher tolerance and more secure long term survival of corneal grafts after withdrawal of a effective immunomodulating defend nonetheless remained unanswered. the answer's human leukocyte antigens (HLA) matching. during this quantity, immunological and scientific elements are mentioned through well known scientific and experimental immunologists in addition to skilled keratoplasty surgeons. those specialists finish that HLA matching is, actually, a priceless adjunct for long term survival of corneal grafts not just in these at excessive chance yet particularly additionally in sufferers at common probability. This quantity opens new pathways in the direction of the winning program of HLA matching to keratoplasty surgeons, experimental and scientific immunologists and cornea financial institution officials, while performing as an relief to ophthalmologists while discovering the root to accurately recommend their keratoplasty sufferers.

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The presence of donor-specific HLA alloantibodies [5] and cytotoxic T lymphocytes [6] on rejected corneal transplants supports the hypothesis that HLA matching is involved in the rejection process. LCs are found in the peripheral region of the corneal epithelium. Those cells or their precursors are the only epidermal cells expressing HLA class II antigens or their equivalents [7]. HLA-DR-positive LCs are found in the central corneal epithelium of rejected transplants and in herpetic corneas. They are found only in the limbus of healthy corneas [8, 51].

All other factors possibly influencing study outcome were comparable. Compared to other studies, this study offers five advantages: (1) In a monocenter design only 3 experienced surgeons performed all transplantations according to a standardized scheme. Also, all postoperative therapy and all postoperative examinations were performed in a standardized manner. (2) Only normal-risk keratoplasty patients were considered for the study in order to minimize the influence of non-immunological risk factors.

03). number of HLA mismatches. All other factors possibly influencing study outcome were comparable. Compared to other studies, this study offers five advantages: (1) In a monocenter design only 3 experienced surgeons performed all transplantations according to a standardized scheme. Also, all postoperative therapy and all postoperative examinations were performed in a standardized manner. (2) Only normal-risk keratoplasty patients were considered for the study in order to minimize the influence of non-immunological risk factors.

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