You are not alone. About 4.88 million Americans 50 years of age or older have dry eyes. Eye drops are commonly used to treat dry eyes, but unfortunately, they don’t work for everyone. If your eyes aren’t getting the nutrients they require, they can’t heal, and the tissue damage continues…. And this is just one condition that can affect your eyes.
You may need a more personalized approach. An approach called PRP Eye Drops.
Your tears contain vitamins and albumin, as well as growth factors like cytokines that help your tissues regenerate. Isolated from a sample of your own blood, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has growth factors too. When prepared into PRP Eye Drops, these regenerative molecules work on your corneas to relieve dry eyes, heal corneal ulcers, and treat other ocular conditions.
Since PRP Drops use your blood platelets, the treatment is specifically tailored for you. Everything starts with you. Begin your journey to reduced eye irritation and improved vision. Make an appointment with us today by calling (417) 547-6200.
PRP Serum Drops are a formula of saline solution and PRP. They are used to help treat ocular conditions by healing the cornea and reducing pain. PRP Eye Drops are also known as PRP Serum Drops, Autologous Serum Eye Drops (ASEDs), Eye-PRP, and PRP Serum for Dry Eyes.
PRP Drops are used to treat dry eye syndrome and corneal ulcers. These eye conditions are connected.
Irritating dry eyes occur when the tear glands are underproductive, resulting in inflammation and scarring on the eye’s cornea and other outer-eye tissues. A dry cornea can also lead to corneal ulcers (wounds).
Corneal ulcers can also be caused by misusing contact lenses, infections, chemical exposure, and physical injury. However it is caused, an ulcer is painful and oftentimes makes your vision blurry.
Other conditions that PRP Drops can be used for include ocular surface syndrome and recurrent corneal erosion.
PRP contains growth factors that can help the body repair wounds. Studies show that PRP can indeed improve dry eyes – in patients with moderate to severe dry eye disease, topical autologous PRP improved symptoms in 87.5% of those patients.1
PRP Eye Drops can help reduce inflammation and heal the cornea, which in turn relieves pain. Research also shows that in instances of dormant corneal ulcers caused by penetration, PRP Eye Drops often improved vision.
The drops also keep your eyes moist, which prevents further injury. Additionally, PRP Eye Drops can be used after a LASIK procedure to help the healing process.
To create your PRP Eye Drops, 20cc of blood will first be taken from your arm and spun at a high speed (centrifuged). This centrifugation separates the blood into three components – red blood cells, plasma, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
The PRP is taken and sometimes mixed with saline solution. This saline solution helps with lubrication. The Eye-PRP is then placed into sterile dropper bottles that contain about 40 drops each.
Once you receive your PRP Eye Drops, you can begin using them right away and at home. Instructions on how to store your drops will be discussed at your appointment.
We will provide you with specific instructions on how to use your PRP Drops. You may need to apply one drop per eye 2,3 or even 6 times per day for about 3-6 months, your healthcare provider will tailor your specific usage according to your individual needs.
Since it is made from your blood, PRP has no risk of infection. Additionally, the PRP Serum Drops have a similar pH and salinity as your tears, so there is no risk of stinging or burning. In fact most patients find them extremely soothing!
It may take a few weeks to see results, but once you do, these results may be permanent. Be sure to make regular appointments to monitor your progress. As the months pass, your daily number of drops may reduce.
Your body can heal itself – even your eyes. You just need the help of a specialist to begin the process. Heal your corneas and prevent further damage to them. Call (417) 547-6200 to receive your PRP Serum Drops today.
1. Alio JL1,2, et al. Treatment of Dry Eye Disease with Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma: A Prospective, Interventional, Non-Randomized Study. Ophthalmol Ther. 2017 Dec;6(2):285-293. doi: 10.1007/s40123-017-0100-z. Epub 2017 Aug 8.