Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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BOSCH-VALERO, J. et al. Use of autologous serum in hypovitaminosis-induced ocular pathology. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.1, pp.45-48. ISSN 0365-6691.
Case report: We present two case reports of patients suffering from severe corneal damage resulting in pain and visual impairment, after undergoing Scopinaros operation. Both patients improved after treatment with topical autologous serum although their nutritional state became worse. Discussion: Topical autologous serum provides growth factors and nutrients needed for corneal cell repair, and is appropriate treatment for carential ocular pathology which may accompany malnutrition.
Palabras clave : Hypovitaminosis; autologous serum; bariatric surgery; dry eye syndrome; tretinoin.