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Dexpanthenol – a precursor to vitamin B5 – is a compound of natural origin that has a long-known beneficial effect on skin and mucous membrane hydration and epithelial healing. Its anti-inflammatory activity is also used in treatment. Its effects on superficial tissues have been observed in numerous in vitro and in vivo studies, but the exact mechanism of action has not yet been understood. In ophthalmology, dexpanthenol is a well-known and widely used drug in patients with acute and chronic diseases of the ocular surface, as well as for treating the sequelae of corneal injuries.
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