Topical Application of a regenerative agent for the treatment of persistent epithelial defects after Penetrating Keratoplasty

  • Sónia Parreira


Purpose: The aim of this study was to report two cases of persistent epithelial defects (PEDs) after penetrating keratoplasty successfully treated with topical application of a regenerative agent (RGTA; Cacicol20)

Methods: This is a case series.

Results: Two patients suffering from a PED and unresponsive to conventional therapy were treated with application of Cacicol20. The PED healed in all patients and no side effects were noted.

Conclusions: Our cases show revealed that topical application of Cacicol20 may be used with success for the treatment of PED after PKP.

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