Many patients suffer from severe dry eyes that can lead to redness, itching, and pain; this can negatively impact quality of life. When artificial tear solutions are not effective in reducing symptoms, the patient’s serum can be used to formulate a specialized autologous serum eye drop. This natural, non-
Studies have shown that serum eye drops improve dry eye symptoms better than pharmaceutical synthetic eye drops.
The serum eye drops are made using the patient’s own serum (the clear fluid component of blood that contains a variety of growth factors, vitamins and immunoglobulins). This serum is mixed with sterile saline to produce individualized eye drops that replicate natural tears.