Journal article

Evaluation of umbilical cord serum therapy for persistent corneal epithelial defects

RB Vajpayee, N Mukerji, R Tandon, N Sharma, RM Pandey, NR Biswas, N Malhotra, SA Melki

BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2003

Abstract

AIMS: To evaluate umbilical cord serum therapy as a means of promoting the healing of persistent corneal epithelial defects. METHODS: Umbilical cord serum or autologous serum drops were used to promote the healing of persistent epithelial defects. The study design was a prospective randomised controlled clinical trial. 60 eyes of 59 patients were divided into two groups, 31 in the cord serum group and 29 in the autologous serum control group. Epithelial defects measuring at least 2 mm in linear dimension resistant to conventional medical management were included. Serial measurements of the size of the epithelial defects-namely, two maximum linear dimensions perpendicular to each other, and t..

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