OTC and even commercially available prescription products may not be appropriate to treat your patients’ eye conditions. Eyes are very sensitive, and individuals may be allergic to or have issues with preservatives in common medications. Thanks to ophthalmic compounding, we can prepare the medication without the preservative. Additionally, if an FDA-approved product is on backorder or discontinued, we can create a reliable replacement medication for you and your patients. Ultimately, treatment and recovery may improve thanks to the individualized strengths and dosages made possible with ophthalmic compounding.
Autologous Serum Eye Drops
The new better treatment for:
- Dry Eye Disease
- Post LASIK Treatment
- Ocular Surface Disease
The meaning of autologous is that the donor and the recipient are the same people. The eye drops in this case are made from your own blood. Red blood cells and clotting factors are removed, leaving behind blood serum. This is diluted with a sterile, preservative-free solution to produce a tear substitute that is unique to the patient and contains many important growth factors and nutrients normally found in healthy tears. Since blood and tears have an almost identical salinity and pH, there is no issue of burning or stinging upon usage. Because they are non-preserved, the drops are stored in the freezer until you need them.
Speak with your doctor today. We draw blood here at Axtell Rite Value Pharmacy and Compounding Center for the AS eye drops.