Autologous Serum is customized drops from a patient’s own blood diluted in sterile saline or hyaluronic acid. With this formula, it is most similar to the same components of human tears to be able to create an effective replacement of manufactured tears.
What does this mean?
Autologous Serum Tears would be best targeted for patients with severe dry eye disease. Dry eye disease affects nearly 25% of all patients that regularly visit eye care facilities, most of these patients use commercially available lubricants for symptom relief. However, some over the counter lubricants are not sufficient for all patients. This is where Autologous Serum Tears comes in. With the use of Autologous Serum, it will be able to restore ocular surface health. With the use of Autologous Serum Tears, for either short-term or long-term therapy patients have seen improved tear film and comfort.
Patients with dry eye disease have a tear break-up time of less than 10 seconds, whereas the targeted time is around 15 seconds. Patients with a 1-2 tear break-up time along with recurrent corneal abrasions have seen improvement not only in their eye health, but also their quality of life. Since it is made from your own platelets, your body is more welcoming to respond to this serum faster than a tear composed in a lab.