Effects of capsaicin on corneal wound healing.

@article{Gallar1990EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of capsaicin on corneal wound healing.},
  author={Juana Gallar and M. A. del Pozo and I Rebollo and Carlos Belmonte},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={1990},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={1968-74}
}
This study examined whether the depletion of neuropeptides from sensory nerve terminals induced by capsaicin modifies the healing rate of experimental corneal wounds in adult rabbits. Capsaicin (33 or 3.3 mM solutions) was administered topically and/or by a single retrobulbar injection to one eye while the fellow eye, treated with the vehicle, served as a control. After 1-3 weeks of treatment, an epithelial wound was made in the center of the cornea of both eyes with n-heptanol. Migration rates… CONTINUE READING

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