How Serum Tears Produce Reliable Relief from Dry Eyes

Everything You Need to Know About Serum Tears

Serum tears are eye drops composed of human blood. The serum is created by mixing, clotting, and diluting human-extracted blood with sterile saline. For many patients, they offer healing benefits and eye relief that far surpass the benefits of artificial tears. For those seeking cutting-edge dry eye therapies, serum tears may be just the solution.

There are a few key ingredients that differentiate artificial tears from serum tears. Artificial tears are primarily composed of salt and water, along with a few added lubricants. On the other hand, serum tears have biological ingredients not found in artificial tears. After all, the serum itself is a clear fluid that remains after the cells and proteins in human blood are removed.

Therapeutic/nurturing properties found in serum tears can increase:

  • Healthy cell growth
  • Neurotrophic growth
  • Epidermal growth
  • Hepatocyte growth
  • Fibronectin
  • Vitamin A

These factors tend to become depleted in patients with severe symptoms of dry eyes. Many believe the depletion of these factors also partially accounts for the deterioration in vision quality with age. Thus, serum drops are a fantastic way to replenish/rehydrate dry eyes.

How Serum Tears Are Produced

The process of creating serum tears is twofold. First, a patient must get their blood drawn at a local laboratory. ARCpoint Labs can perform this service for you. After the blood is processed, it is sent to a compounding pharmacy where pro technicians can turn the sample into serum tears. Once this stage is complete, the serum tears will be available for pickup.

Please note: While many medical insurance policies cover the blood drawing procedure, serum tears must be purchased out-of-pocket. It is also important to know that serum tears must be stored in a freezer until they are ready to use. 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 & 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 and opened. 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 Labs, 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, or birth control cause 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
  • Sterilized
  • All-natural
  • Tested and refined to produce minimal side effects
  • Efficiently and conveniently processed
  • Cost-effective

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. Show us a prescription from a practitioner, and we will process your serum tears order without delay.

Want to learn more about serum tears? Call (864) 271-3210 today!