Umbilical cord blood serum promotes endothelial healing in severe dry eye

Heterologous umbilical cord blood serum-based eye drops may enable healing of diseased corneal epithelium and reduce symptoms in patients with severe dry eye disease, according to a study.The study included 33 eyes of 17 patients with graft-versus-host disease and 26 eyes of 13 patients with Sjögren’s syndrome. Patients’ mean ages were 38.8 years in the graft-versus-host disease group and 59.6 years in the Sjögren’s syndrome group. All patients received sterile cord blood serum eye drops daily for 1 month.

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