The use of blood derivatives has been one of the most important advances in Ophthalmology in recent decades.
Their successful application in Ophthalmology has led to the development of new methods and techniques, opening up
many treatment options for pathologies of the ocular surface, and facilitating and improving the maintenance of its integrity
and regeneration. In concrete, in regenerative medicine blood derivates have been proven to be effective in tissue repair,
in the form of stem cell transplants, artificial tissues and organs, or as part of matrices and as culture media. The wide
range of uses and the rapid innovation of these techniques mean that it is important to keep up to date. We will therefore,
briefly review the main concepts, their development, different types of treatment and applications, and the present and future
situation concerning this subject, highlighting the most important innovations and the future of blood derivatives in
the treatment of the ocular surface.
Keywords: Blood derivate, cell culture, cornea, ocular surface, platelet, regenerative factor rich plasma, serum, stem cell, Cell transplants, Tissue and Artificial Organ Transplants
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Published on: 25 July, 2012
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