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Dr. Herring on Dry Eye: Autologous Serum

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Dry eye sufferers--listen up! Our own Dr. Herring knows what it’s like to deal with dryness--and find relief. Read on to hear more in her own words, posted as Mindful Optometrist on Instagram. (Give her a follow!)  Thanks for sharing Dr. Herring!

Scroll to see me creating liquid gold for my eyes from a vial of my own centrifuged blood, (aka autologous serum).⁣ These photos show me drawing and filling dropper bottles with my plasma, and the final product!

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Ok, so maybe it’s not literally “liquid gold,” but if you’ve ever suffered from dry eyes, this stuff is pure magic. ⁣It’s also safe and effective.

WHAT IS IT?⁣

⁣“Autologous”, means from the same donor, and “serum” is a mix of blood plasma that’s been diluted with saline.  So literally, personalized dry eye drops made from your own blood.⁣

HOW DOES IT WORK?⁣

Blood contains antioxidants, lipids, growth factors and proteins that mimic our own natural tears and work better at alleviating dry eye than artificial tears.⁣

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Dry eye sufferers: re-think about autologous serum along with optimal nutrition, punctal plugs and foundations as a first line option for even the earliest stages of dry eye disease.

Original post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CSBJlcKrf-5/

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