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April 1969

Quantitative Corticosteroid Effect on Corneal Wound Healing

Author Affiliations

Gainesville, Fla
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville. Dr. Lorenzetti is now at Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;81(4):589-591. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990010591023

Using the tensile strength measurements as the measure of tissue repair, it was found that the effect of topical corticosteroid treatment on corneal wound healing was related to the dose and frequency of administration. Only high concentrations administered frequently significantly reduced corneal wound healing.

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