Topical retinoic acid in the treatment of corneal xerophthalmia

Alfred Sommer, Nani Emran

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Abstract

Eight children with corneal xerophthalmia (×2 or × 3A) received standard high-protein diets and massive systemic vitamin A therapy. Retinoic acid, 0.1% in oil, was applied daily to one eye, and oil alone to the other. Topical retinoic acid proved safe and effective in speeding corneal healing, especially during the first critical days.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-617
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume86
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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