This study is specific to its use in corneal chemical injuries but I found it interesting anyway... enjoying seeing these therapies pick up some speed.
Topical Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Eyedrops for Acute Corneal Chemical Injury.
Evaluation of efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma eyedrops as an adjunct to standard medical treatment as compared with standard medical treatment with artificial tears in acute ocular chemical injury.
Children with dry eye type conditions may report less severe symptoms than adult patients.
To compare the symptom scores of children with those of adults with the same degree of mild ocular surface signs.
This study included patients with at least one ocular surface symptom and sign. Data obtained from 45 subjects aged 8.79 ± 2.95 yr (Mean ± SD) (pediatric group) and 45 adults aged 52.87 ± 10.87 yr (adult group) who
Ooooh... I've been waiting for something like this to come out. Bring 'em on... we need as much research into these different blood derivatives as we can get, IMO.
IN VITRO EFFECTS OF THREE BLOOD DERIVATIVES ON HUMAN CORNEAL EPITHELIAL CELLS.
To compare the effects of three blood derivatives (Autologous Serum, AS; Platelet-Rich Plasma, PRP and serum derived from Plasma Rich in Growth Factors, PRGF) on a human corneal epithelial (HCE) cell line, in order to evaluate
Looks pretty straightforward.
Restasis comes on the market. Medicare reimbursement for punctal plugs is cut in half. More and more elderly are being diagnosed with dry eye. Far fewer of them are being given plugs.
Longitudinal evidence on punctal plug use in an elderly population.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether changes in Medicare reimbursement for punctal plug insertion were associated with a decrease in the incidence
Gee, this is becoming a popular topic to study. Do participants get paid to drink, I wonder? Is there a menu to choose from? Where can I go to volunteer?
Oral alcohol administration disturbs tear film and ocular surface.
To investigate whether ethanol administration disturbs the tear film and ocular surface.
Twenty healthy male subjects were recruited. Ethanol was administered to