Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Case Report

Application of Umbilical Cord Serum in the Management of a Persistent Corneal Epithelial Defect in a Patient with Graft-versus-host Disease

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Department of Ophthalmology, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus J Med Sci 2017; 2: 19-21
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2017.216
Read: 451 Downloads: 56 Published: 23 July 2019

Abstract

A persistent epithelial defect (PED) of the cornea is challenging in the field of ophthalmology. We present the case of a patient with a PED and its alternative management with umbilical cord serum (UCS). The patient who had the PED in both eyes was treated with UCS for 3 weeks. The epithelial defect healed, and complaints decreased at the end of treatment. UCS is an effective alternative in treating patients with PEDs.

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