Are you suffering from dry eyes? Serum tears might be the solution for you! These personalized eye drops are created from human blood specifically donated by the person seeking relief. Autologous serum tears are custom-made for each patient, making use of biological nutrients naturally found in the donor’s body.
The serum is created by combining, coagulating, and diluting human-extracted blood with sterile saline. For many patients, it has far more healing and eye-relief benefits than prescription medications or artificial tears. Medications can have painful side effects. And while artificial tears are mainly made of salt and water, with a few extra lubricants, serum tears include natural biological ingredients that cannot be found in artificial tears.
It's no surprise that we continue to learn about the benefits of natural tears such as therapeutic and nurturing qualities which can promote healthy cell growth, neurotrophic growth, epidermal growth, hepatocyte growth, fibronectin, and Vitamin A. These elements are often depleted in people with dry eyes, and some think this could be partly responsible for vision decline with age. Therefore, serum drops are a great way to replenish and rehydrate dry eyes.
How Serum Tears Are Produced
Creating serum tears is a two-step process. First, you must have your blood drawn at a nearby laboratory. ARCpoint can help with this. Afterwards, the blood is separated from the serum, and it is then compounded into serum tears. As soon as the process is finished, the serum tears are quickly refrigerated and ready for pickup. ARCpoint does this in a matter of hours for same-day service, so this is a big change for people who have had to pay for shipping and wait days or weeks for their drops.
Please note: While some medical insurance policies may cover the blood drawing procedure, serum tears must be purchased out-of-pocket or through health savings accounts. It is also important to know that serum tears must be stored in a freezer until they are ready to use, and our technicians go over these details with every client.
Common Eye Disorders Serum Tears Can Help Alleviate
Eye disorders can be uncomfortable and frustrating. They can interfere with and reduce an individual’s overall quality of life, causing irritation, pain, and impaired vision.
Examples of dry eye disorders/syndromes include:
- Sjögren syndrome
- Graft-versus-host disease
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Persistent epithelial defects (due to diabetes, alkali burns, etc.)
- Limbal stem cell deficiency
The kind and severity of eye-surface disorder a patient is experiencing largely determines their ocular treatment strategy. Common treatments include:
- Artificial tears, ointments, and lubricating gel drops
- Hot compresses and bandage contact lenses
- Omega vitamins
- Cyclosporine, steroid, or autologous eye drops
- Intense pulsed light devices (designed to increase oil production from meibomian glands)
Eye care practitioners tend to recommend treatment methods they are familiar with and comfortable with. Because autologous serum tears are a newer treatment, they are typically prescribed as a late-stage therapy option. This delay is unfortunate. In many circumstances, serum tears could have provided increased relief at a much earlier stage.
How to Administer Serum Tears
Serum tears can be reapplied every few hours to mitigate, prevent, and relieve dry eye symptoms. Unlike artificial tears, which enjoy long shelf lives, serum tear vials should be discarded 48 hours after being unfrozen, opened, and not refrigerated. As a result, they are dispensed via tiny vials and refrigerated between dosing.
Serum tears require delicate handling because they contain many perishable ingredients, including:
- Proteins (lysozyme, lactoferrin, albumin, and immunoglobulins)
- Vitamins A and C
- Electrolytes (chloride, bicarbonate, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium)
- And much more!
Like the ingredients found in basal tears, serum drops provide elevated concentrations. Consequently, serum drops magnify the biochemical effects of natural basal tears – healing the ocular surface epithelium naturally.
By combining serum drops with other dry eye treatment therapies, individuals are likely to enjoy significant and expedited signs of improvement. Serum drops deliver antibacterial and anti-inflammatory advantages that can be a game-changer for anyone dealing with acute or chronic dry eyes, epithelial defects, or other ocular surface diseases.
Get Serum Eye Drops from ARCpoint Today!
At ARCpoint, we understand that chronic dry eye disorders (due to insufficient lubrication) can emerge as the result of various reasons. Whether an autoimmune disease, menopause, prescription drugs, birth control or something else causes dry eye conditions, we have a universal solution to help.
Our serum tears (eye drops) are designed to alleviate dry, scratchy, and inflamed eyes. We rely on patented technology to ensure closed-system sterilization and provide maximum relief.
You can rest assured knowing our serum tears are:
- Tailored to your ocular needs
- Tested and refined to produce minimal side effects
- Efficiently and conveniently processed
We’re committed to the health and wellbeing of our clients. That’s why we provide the resources, technologies, and tools necessary to produce high-quality serum tears. Here are a few ways to get your eye drops today!
- Call (954) 667-7908 (If after, hours, leave a message. We will return your call asap.)
- Walk-in to our lab between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
- Order eye drops directly on our site here, where we have posted the prices for two options (40 mL and 60 mL of eye drops) which both typically last several months.