Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has been recognized as one of the safest and most effective solutions in the medical field for wound healing. PRP treatment has been extended to ophthalmology as it has a surplus of benefits in healing issues within the eye. Doctors can speed up healing with minimum scarring and infections by creating a platelet rich plasma serum.
PRP in Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition where your tear glands do not produce the necessary amount of tears – resulting in constant eye irritation. As irritation persists over time, the patient can experience inflammation and/or even scarring on the surface of the eye. DES (dry eye syndrome) can affect the cornea and/or conjunctiva – the thin tisse that covers the eye on the inside of the eyelid. Platelet Rich Plasma can be used to treat this condition.
PRP in Ocular Surface Syndrome
Discomfort in the eyes, blurry vision, redness or itching can all be symptoms of Ocular Surface Syndrome. If left untreated, conditions can get severe; causing severe damage to the surface of the cornea, which may result in blindness. Platelet Rich Plasma can be used to regenerate these damaging effects.
PRP in Recurrent Corneal Erosion (RCE) Syndrome
Do you knw what RCE is? RCE is a condition where the thin tissues in the eye supporting the cornea wear away. Symptoms may include pain in the eyes, sensitivity to bright lights, and excessive watering. If prolonged, patients may find their vision affected.
PRP & It’s Healing Properties in Ophthalmology
Platelet Rich Plasma contains a concentration of platelets, growth factors, and white blood cells suspended in plasma. The elements in the solution also have stem cells, cytokines, bioactive proteins and many other components, which repair wounds in the body by regeneration. Using PRP within eye drops can provide the eye potent healing elements.