Journal article

Controlled study of the use of autologous serum in dry eye patients

N Tananuvat, M Daniell, LJ Sullivan, Q Yi, P McKelvie, DJ McCarty, HR Taylor

CORNEA | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2001

Abstract

PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy and safety of topical autologous serum as a treatment of dry eye patients. METHODS: A 2-month, prospective, single-masked, placebo-controlled study was conducted in patients with bilateral severe dry eye. One eye was randomized to receive the patient's own serum as a tear substitute, and the fellow eye received unpreserved normal saline solution as a placebo. Subjective symptoms and clinical parameters of dry eye including conjunctival impression cytology were assessed at baseline and 1 week, 1 month, and 2 months after treatment. RESULTS: Twelve dry eye patients were enrolled. Both subjective symptoms (discomfort, foreign-body sensation, dryness, and photo..

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