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FERNANDEZ GONZALEZ, María Emilia; RODRIGUEZ ALFONSO, Yamirka  and  VIDAL RODRIGUEZ, Elizabeth Leyte. Topical use of plasmatic platelets in patients with superficial punctuated queratitis. MEDISAN [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.8, pp.746-754. ISSN 1029-3019.

A clinical, prospective, interventionist and comparative study of 41 patients (31 eyes) with diagnosis of superficial punctate queratitis -selected by simple random sampling-, assisted in "Dr. Antonio María Béguez Caesar" Southern Teaching Pediatric Hospital in Santiago de Cuba was carried out from November, 2016 to May, 2017, with the objective of demonstrating the effectiveness of the topical treatment of plasmatic platelets in them with eyewash, for which 2 groups were formed: group A with conventional topical treatment, and group B with the same therapy plus eyewash with rich platelets plasm. The patients had clinical follow- up at two and four weeks of having applied the treatment. In most of the patients of group B the time of corneal scaring was of 7 days and that of cure of 2 weeks; so that the effectiveness of this autologous eyewash was demonstrated in the corneal scaring, without risk of immunological reaction and with low economic cost.

Keywords : superficial punctuated queratitis; plasmatic platelets; corneal scaring.

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