Table 2

Time course of relative epithelial defect area (%)

Time (hours)SalineAlb 5%Alb 10%HYA 0.3%
Alb = albumin, HYA = sodium hyaluronate values expressed as mean (SEM), **p<0.01, *p<0.05 v saline (Student’s t test).
0100.0 (0.0)100.0 (0.0)100.0 (0.0)100.0 (0.0)
6112.5 (2.2)100.0 (2.2)**103.5 (1.7)*99.1 (3.0)**
1290.0 (0.6)85.4 (2.8)85.8 (1.6)*80.3 (1.9)
2452.1 (0.6)52.1 (2.6)48.7 (1.3)*51.9 (2.2)
3032.8 (1.4)34.6 (3.7)28.3 (1.6)*37.5 (1.6)*
3617.5 (1.7)21.7 (4.2)14.2 (1.1)21.5 (0.7)
482.0 (1.0)6.0 (3.3)0.0 (0.0)4.0 (0.4)
540.6 (0.4)3.3 (2.1)0.0 (0.0)0.1 (0.1)
600.0 (0.0)1.7 (1.1)0.0 (0.0)0.0 (0.0)
720.0 (0.0)0.0 (0.0)0.0 (0.0)0.0 (0.0)