Plasma Drops

Since its discovery, plasma eye drops have been helping patients with severe dry eyes. 

Why do the eyes get dry?

A flow of tears is necessary to provide constant moisture and lubrication to the eyes. Tears are made up of:

  • Water (for moisture)

  • Oils (for lubrication)

  • Mucus (for even spreading)

  • Antibodies and special proteins (for resistance to infection)

Special glands located around the eyes secrete these components. An imbalance of these can cause dry eyes.

 

How do I know my eyes are dry?

When tears are not effective in lubricating your eyes, you may experience:

  • Pain

  • Light sensitivity

  • A gritty sensation

  • A feeling of sand in the eye

  • Itching

  • Redness

  • Blurring of vision

What are Autologous plasma eye drops?

Autologous plasma eye drops are made from the patient's own blood. The plasma is used to treat any corneal surface defects and diseases. You can only get Autologous plasma eye drops from your eye doctor.

 

What are Autologous plasma eye drops used for?

Plasma eye drops are used for a variety of reasons such as, severe dryness, redness, itching and pain. Many people are helped  by other treatment drops such as artificial tears but for some, the symptoms are not completely relieved. Using Autologous plasma drops with artificial tears have shown to relieve most dry eye symptoms. Autologous plasma eye drops are made from patient's own blood. The plasma cell and natural ingredients are infused together. Plasma cells are known to heal and increase lubrication of the surface of the eye.

 

How are the drops made?

Autologous plasma eye drops are prepared in a controlled environment using the normal process protocols. Our lab collects small volume of your blood. The blood is placed in a centrifuge (a machine that spins at a very high speed causing red cells to separate from plasma) removing the blood cells leaveing liquid called, Plasma. The plasma will be packaged into small sterile vials. The vials are to be used only for two days after opened. Each plasma package contains a 90 day supply.

Directions for use:

Put one plasma drop in each eye every 3 hours while awake.

  • Store all unopened eye drops in the freezer

  • Keep open bottles cold, for maximum of 48 hours after thawing

  • After opened, each vial lasts for two days

  • DO NOT share Plasma drops

  • It is acceptable to use Retaine MGD or Oasis eye drops five minutes after Plasma drop

  • Continue other drops as prescribed

  • Make 3 month Plasma follow up with MD and Plasma redraw

  • Plasma drops are not covered by insurance - there is a $350.00 charge at time of service