Novel Therapy to Treat Corneal Epithelial Defects: A Hypothesis with Growth Hormone.

  title={Novel Therapy to Treat Corneal Epithelial Defects: A Hypothesis with Growth Hormone.},
  author={Barbara M. Wirostko and MaryJane Rafii and David A. Sullivan and Julia Morelli and Juan Ding},
  journal={The ocular surface},
  volume={13 3},
Impaired corneal wound healing that occurs with ocular surface disease, trauma, systemic disease, or surgical intervention can lead to persistent corneal epithelial defects (PCED), which result in corneal scarring, ulceration, opacification, corneal neovascularization, and, ultimately, visual compromise and vision loss. The current standard of care can include lubricants, ointments, bandage lenses, amniotic membranes, autologous serum eye drops, and corneal transplants. Various inherent… CONTINUE READING
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