1 Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan.
2 National Eye Bank of Taiwan, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei City, Taiwan.
3 Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei City, Taiwan.
4 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
5 Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan.
6 Hepatitis Research Center, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan.
7 Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei City, Taiwan.
Received 13 March 2022. Revision received 16 September 2022.
Accepted 16 September 2022.
C.L.S. and F.R.H. conceived the study. H.S.C., T.H.S., and F.R.H. designed and completed the protocol. H.S.C. and O.J.K. verified the original data. H.S.C., O.J.K., T.H.S., and Y.T.H. conducted the statistical analysis and data interpretation. H.S.C. wrote the article. O.J.K., T.H.S., H.K.S., and F.R.H. edited the article. All authors contributed to the critical review of the article. H.S.C., O.J.K., and F.R.H. had full access to all the data in the study. H.S.C. and F.R.H. had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication.
C.L.S. reported being an employee of the funder, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, and has participated in the conception of the study and reviewing of the report. No other disclosures were reported.
This study was supported by grants TORSC-1031006, 1041130, 1051220, 1061030, and 1071030 from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan (F.R.H.). National Eye Bank of Taiwan is funded by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, for the implementation of corneal retrieval, evaluation, processing, and distribution.
The funder had no role in the study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, or writing of the report.
The de-identified individual participant data that underlie the results reported in this article are available from the corresponding author F.R.H. through reasonable request.
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Correspondence: Fung-Rong Hu, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital, No.7, Chung Shan S. Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100225, Taiwan. ([email protected]).