Have you ever wondered why your eye care provider spends so much time carefully examining your eyes? Although they are looking for diseases or conditions that can affect your vision during eye exa ...View Article
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Autologous Serum Eye Drops
When store-bought artificial tears and lubricating gels are not enough, we may recommend special eye drops made from you. Using your blood, the red blood cells are removed and the remaining vitamin-rich plasma becomes your drops. Due to the high similarities between your blood and your tears, the serum drops have a greater healing property.
When our patients decide on pursuing the serum drops, we refer them to a clinic for blood draws and the samples are sent to a compounding pharmacy. When the patient receives their drops, it is usually a 3 month supply. Care for the drops include freezing the vials and refrigerating them on a as-needed basis.