- Eduardo Anitua
- Gorka Orive
- B de la Sen Corcuera
- R M Sánchez Ávila
- P Heredia
- F Muruzabal
- J Merayo-Lloves
Progress in the use of plasma rich in growth factors in ophthalmology: from ocular surface to ocular fundus
The use of blood derivatives and especially Plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF), for regenerative purposes has been a common trend along the last decades in the field of oral surgery, dermatology, orthopedics, and more recently in ophthalmology.
Cutaneous autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are a major burden of global disease and many lack effective treatments that can derive in different dermatoses like atopic dermatitis. Despite the increase prevalence and the high health-care costs worldwide, the heterogeniety and multifactoriality of these diseases mean that effective treatment options are scarce.
The application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in oral and maxillofacial surgery has been thoroughly studied in the last two decades. Currently, different types of PRP are applied in the clinical practice, being the presence or absence of leukocytes one of the classification criteria. However, there is poor evidence assessing the influence of the PRP composition in their efficacy.