Autologous Serum Eye Drops (plasma eye drops) are used for severe and chronic dry eye conditions, disruption of normal tear production, or other conditions such as recurrent corneal erosion (RCE), keratopathy, amniotic membrane transplantation, peripheral corneal ulcers and other ocular surface diseases affecting the corneal epithelium. Autologous means that the donor and the recipient are the same person. Autologous serum eye drops are made from your own blood and no chemicals (like preservatives or antibiotics) are added. Because of this, it is not possible for you to have an allergic response to these drops.
This is accomplished by drawing tubes of your own blood. After the blood sample is obtained, it will be centrifuged. Red blood cells and clotting factors are removed, leaving behind blood serum. This serum is diluted with a sterile, preservative-free saline 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 instillation. Because they are non-preserved, the drops are stored in the freezer until you need them.
Compounded Ophthalmology Medications
Eye health plays a major role in patient’s lives and compounded ophthalmology solutions are used to diagnose and treat these issues. Ophthalmologists and physicians use compounded medications to treat and diagnose eye problems and promote better eye health.
Town Total Compounding Center is a specialty compounding only pharmacy with unique expertise in ophthalmology treatments, including customized medications, hard-to-find products and even discontinued items.
The following products represent our most commonly dispensed Fortified Antibiotic Eye Drops:
- and many others are available in customized or increased concentrations to treat your patients. These can be prepared as drops.
The elimination of an allergy or adverse reaction could be the difference between success and failure in an ophthalmic procedure. Town Total Compounding Center has the ability to compound preservative-free and additive-free preparations and solutions that save your patients from discomfort and speed recovery time. Some of these compounds include:
- Triamcinolone Acetonide