Recent Submissions

  • The Australian Corneal Graft Registry 2015 Report 

    Williams, Keryn Anne; Keane, Miriam Claire; Galettis, Rachel A; Jones, Victoria J; Mills, Richard Arthur; Coster, Douglas John (South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, 2015-06-15)
    The Australian Corneal Graft Registry (ACGR) opened in May 1985 and has now been operating for 30 years. Over the years, we have collected information on more than 30,000 corneal grafts. At registration, we seek information ...
  • The Australian Corneal Graft Registry 2012 Report 

    Williams, Keryn Anne; Lowe, Marie Therese; Keane, Miriam Claire; Jones, Victoria J; Loh, Raymond S K; Coster, Douglas John (2012-03-09)
    The Australian Corneal Graft Registry (ACGR) opened in May 1985 and thus has now been in operation for over 26 years. However, the census dates for this report was 01/06/2010 for penetrating grafts and 12/10/2011 for ...
  • Stability of housekeeping gene expression in the rat retina during exposure to cyclic hyperoxia 

    Williams, Keryn Anne; van Wijngaarden, Peter; Brereton, Helen Mary; Coster, Douglas John (2007)
  • Ophthalmic nurse practitioner led diabetic retinopathy screening. Results of a 3-month trial 

    Kirkwood, Bradley J; Coster, Douglas John; Essex, Rohan (2006)
  • Management of high-risk corneal grafts 

    Williams, Keryn Anne; Coster, Douglas John (2003)
  • The Australian Corneal Graft Registry 2007 Report 

    Williams, Keryn Anne; Lowe, Marie Therese; Bartlett, Christine Mary; Kelly, L; Coster, Douglas John (Flinders University Press, 2007)
    The Australian Corneal Graft Registry opened in May 1985 and thus has now been in operation for over 22 years. The census date for this report was 01/09/2006. Over the years, we have collected data on more than 18,500 ...
  • Influence of advanced recipient and donor age on the outcome of corneal transplantation. Australian Corneal Graft Registry. 

    Williams, Keryn Anne; Muehlberg, S M; Lewis, R F; Coster, Douglas John (BMJ Publishing Group - http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/, 1997-10)
    AIMS: The aims of this study were to examine the influence of advanced recipient and donor age on the long term outcome of corneal transplantation. METHODS: Records of 1036 penetrating corneal grafts in recipients aged > ...
  • The long term outcome of limbal allografts: the search for surviving cells 

    Henderson, Timothy R; Coster, Douglas John; Williams, Keryn Anne (BMJ Publishing Group - http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/, 2001-05)
    BACKGROUND/AIMS: Limbal allotransplantation is increasingly being used for ocular surface repair in patients with limbal stem cell dysfunction. However, it is uncertain whether donor cells survive long term on the ocular ...
  • Pythium insidiosum keratitis confirmed by DNA sequence analysis 

    Badenoch, Paul Raymond; Coster, Douglas John; Wetherall, Bruce Lawrence; Brettig, Helen T; Rozenbilds, Maris A M; Drenth, Andre; Wagels, Gabriele (BMJ Publishing Group - http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/, 2001-04)
    Case report/letter detailing identification of the pathogen pythium insidiosum by nucleic acid sequencing.
  • Evaluation of corneal transplantation 

    Coster, Douglas John (BMJ Publishing Group - http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/, 1997-08)
    Editorial / comment on corneal transplantation.
  • Apoptosis is a prominent feature of acute anterior uveitis in the Fischer 344 rat 

    Smith, Justine R; Hart, Prue; Standfield, Scott D; Coster, Douglas John; Wing, Sarah J; Williams, Keryn Anne (BMJ Publishing Group - http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/, 2000-02)
    AIMS: To examine the hypothesis that apoptosis of infiltrating cells contributes to spontaneous resolution of uveitis in clinically relevant rodent models. METHODS: Experimental melanin induced uveitis (EMIU) was induced ...
  • Corneal graft rejection occurs despite Fas ligand expression and apoptosis of infiltrating cells 

    Williams, Keryn Anne; Standfield, Scott D; Smith, Justine R; Coster, Douglas John (BMJ Publishing Group - http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/, 2005-05)
    BACKGROUND/AIMS: Constitutive expression of Fas ligand (CD95L) protects the eye against cell mediated immune responses by inducing apoptosis in infiltrating Fas bearing T cells. This study was designed to examine Fas ligand ...
  • An instrument for assessment of subjective visual disability in cataract patients 

    Pesudovs, Konrad; Coster, Douglas John (BMJ Publishing Group - http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/, 1998)
    The construction and validation of an instrument for the assessment of subjective visual disability in the cataract patient is described. This instrument is specifically designed for measuring the outcome of cataract surgery ...
  • The Australian Corneal Graft Registry 2004 annual report 

    Williams, Keryn Anne; Hornsby, Ngaere B; Bartlett, Christine Mary; Holland, Helene K; Esterman, Adrian Jeffrey; Coster, Douglas John (2006-06-20)
    The Australian Corneal Graft Registry (ACGR) opened in May 1985 and has now been in operation for 18 years. In that time, we have collected data on over 14,000 corneal grafts. At the time of transplantation, we seek ...
  • Late onset post-keratoplasty astigmatism in patients with keratoconus 

    Lim, L; Pesudovs, Konrad; Goggin, M; Coster, Douglas John (BMJ Publishing Group - http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/, 2004-03)
    AIM: 10 eyes of 10 patients are reported where progression of keratoconus in the host cornea occurred more than 10 years after penetrating keratoplasty with resultant increase in astigmatism. The technique and results of ...
  • Contrast and glare testing in keratoconus and after penetratin keratoplasty 

    Pesudovs, Konrad; Schoneveld, P; Seto, R J; Coster, Douglas John (BMJ Publishing Group - http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/, 2004-05)
    AIM: To compare the performance of keratoconus, penetrating keratoplasty (PK), and control subjects on clinical tests of contrast and glare vision, to determine whether differences in vision were independent of visual ...
  • A simple corneal perfusion chamber for drug penetration and toxicity studies 

    Thiel, Michael A; Morlet, N; Schulz, D; Edelhauser, HF; Dart, JK; Coster, Douglas John; Williams, Keryn Anne (BMJ Publishing Group - http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/, 2001-04)
    AIMS: Corneal perfusion chambers are important tools in the development and assessment of ophthalmic drugs. The aim of this study was to design and test a modified perfusion chamber suitable for topical application of drugs ...
  • Influence of format on in vitro penetration of antibody fragments through porcine cornea 

    Brereton, Helen Mary; Taylor, Susan D; Farrall, Alexandra L; Hocking, Dianna M; Thiel, Michael A; Tea, Melinda Nay; Coster, Douglas John; Williams, Keryn Anne (BMJ Publishing Group - http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/, 2005-09)
    AIM: Antibody fragments, appropriately formulated, can penetrate through the ocular surface and thus have potential as therapeutic agents. The aim was to investigate the influence of protein fragment format on the kinetics ...
  • In vitro adenovirus mediated gene transfer to the human cornea 

    Jessup, Claire Frances; Brereton, Helen Mary; Coster, Douglas John; Williams, Keryn Anne (BMJ Publishing Group - http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/, 2005-06)
    BACKGROUND/AIMS: Replication deficient adenovirus is an efficient vector for gene transfer to the cornea. The aim was to optimise the transduction of human corneal endothelium with adenoviral vectors and to measure transgene ...