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Eek. 28.9% contamination rate for standard autologous serum containers after just 7 days of treatment.
Autologous serum users take note, re the difference special filters made in keeping serum drop containers from getting contaminated. I have no idea what the cost implications are, but this might be a nice study to copy and talk over with your doctor.
Use of containers with sterilizing filter in autologous serum eyedrops.
To assess the
Wow, serum drops are getting around. Serbia? And come to think of it, if they can describe it as simple and inexpensive, Joe CorneaMD in Anytown USA certainly shouldn't be objecting for practical reasons.
[Autologous serum in treatment of dry eye].
[Article in Serbian]
INTRODUCTION. The treatment of dry eye by autologous serum is a simple and inexpensive treatment option. It is particularly effective in severe forms of dry eye as well as for chemical eye injuries,
Comparison of Autologous Serum Eye Drops With Different Diluents.
To compare the effect of autologous serum eye drops with different diluents in patients with dry eyes and persistent epithelial defects.
Patients of Sjögren's syndrome (Group I), non-Sjögren's syndrome (group II) with dry eye, and persistent epithelial defects (Group III) were included. The eyes of each group were randomly treated with one of the following autologous
Effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma on persistent corneal epithelial defect after infectious keratitis.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) harbors high concentrations of growth factors related to the promotion of wound healing. We evaluated the efficacy of PRP eyedrops in the treatment of persistent epithelial defects (PEDs).
Autologous PRP and autologous serum (AS) were prepared from whole blood. The concentrations of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1,
Autologous serum drops are being used more and more. There have been a great many more sophisticated studies of what it does - this is just a simple one showing how serum drops relieve symptoms better than artificial tears.
Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial of Autologous Serum versus Artificial Tears in Dry Eye Syndrome.
To determine symptoms improvement in dry eye patients with short-term autologous serum (AS) eyedrops treatment using the standardized