Corneal epitheliotrophic capacity of three different blood-derived preparations.

  title={Corneal epitheliotrophic capacity of three different blood-derived preparations.},
  author={Lei Liu and Dirk Hartwig and Susanne Harloff and Philip Herminghaus and Thilo Wedel and Karsten Kasper and Gerd Geerling},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  volume={47 6},
PURPOSE Serum eye drops have been successfully used in the treatment of severe ocular surface disorders. Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and platelet concentrates have not yet been tested for use as eye drops, although they are easily available as quality-controlled products from blood banks and are routinely used for transfusion. To test whether FFP or platelet-derived growth factor solutions could be used for ocular surface diseases, we compared the epitheliotrophic capacity of platelet releasate… CONTINUE READING