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Treatment of post-surgical epithelial defects with autologous platelet rich-plasma eye drops

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First Author: A.El Aswad SPAIN

Co Author(s):    J. Alio   A. Rodriguez   D. Wrobel-Dudzinska   S. Gisbert-Marti­nez           

Abstract Details


To assess the efficacy of autologous eye platelet rich plasma eye drops as an exclusive treatment to Post-surgical epithelial defects


Vissum Corporación Alicante, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, Spain.


39 patients with post-surgical epithelial defects were enrolled. 30 patients had undergone uneventful keratoplasty while 9 patients underwent different refractive surgeries. Previous treatments were stopped 48 hours before starting the E-PRP treatment. Patients were treated with topical autologous E-PRP eye drops 6 times a day and followed up for 6 weeks. Main outcome measures were to assess the increase in best spectacle corrected visual acuity as measured by Snellen charts, decrease in fluorescein staining and observation of the symptoms after treatment.


65% of patients of improved at least 1 line of best corrected visual acuity. Subjective symptoms improved in 98% of the cases. A decrease or disappearance of corneal fluorescein staining was observed in 78% of the patients.


Autologous eye-platelet-rich plasma confirmed to be an effective therapy in the treatment of post-surgical epithelial defect.

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