Autologous serum tears shown to improve corneal pain

ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients with chronic pain from corneal neuropathy showed significant improvement with the use of 20% autologous serum tears, as reported in a poster here at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.Shruti Aggarwal, MD, and colleagues from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary treated 16 patients who had corneal neuropathy-induced pain with 20% autologous serum tears eight times a day, according to the poster. The patients had no ocular surface disease and had been unresponsive to conventional therapy.

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