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Autologous serum eye drops in the treatment of severe dry eye syndrome

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First Author: D.Krizova CZECH REPUBLIC

Co Author(s):    P. Studeny   P. Kuchynka           

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To present clinical results in patients with severe dry eye syndrome treated with autologous serum eye drops.

Setting:

Ophthalmology department of 3rd Medical Faculty and University Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, Prague, Czech Republic

Methods:

37 eyes of 20 patients with severe dry eye syndrome resistant to intensive topical lubricating and anti-inflammatory therapy were treated with autologous serum eye drops in 20-30% concentration. Besides usual ophthalmic examination including BCVA; Schirmer, break up time and osmolarity tests were performed. All of the patients completed a satisfaction questionnaire. Minimal follow up time was 6 months. BCVA, break up time and tear film osmolarity improved significantly. Schirmer test change was not statistically significant. 85% of the patient reported rapid subjective improvement after treatment initiation.

Results:

Autologous serum eye drops seem to be an effective option in the treatment of severe dry eye syndrome, especially in case of autoimune disease.

Conclusions:

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Financial Disclosure:

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