The effect of aldose reductase inhibitor on the corneal epithelium

K. Tsubota, M. Yamada

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Recent studies of diabetic corneal epitheliopathy have shown that diabetic aphakic patients suffer from an enlarged cell area. This study focuses on a 41-year-old diabetic woman whose mean cell area before treatment was 1,101 ± 275 μm2. Seven months after treatment it decreased to 723 ± 253 μm2. This case shows that through the application of topical aldose reductase inhibitor, the mean cell area in diabetic aphakic patients can decrease toward a normal number.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-162
Number of pages2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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