PRP Eye Drops for Dry Eyes
Dry eye syndrome is a chronic lack of moisture in the eye caused by insufficient tears or poor tear quality. It can lead to irritation and, left untreated, can damage your corneas. While artificial tears and lubricating drops help the majority of patients, others continue to search for relief, especially if their dry eye syndrome is severe.
PRP are Platelet Rich Plasma eye drops, that are a successful treatment for cases of dry eye.
What are PRP Eye Drops?
Dry eye disease causes serious discomfort for patients and can negatively impact the quality of their life. For various reasons, there is a breakdown in tear quality which leads to the development of dry eyes.
PRP eye drops are similar to our natural tears in pH and osmolarity and also contains several healing growth factors making it the perfect substitute lubricant in dry eye disease.
The healing molecules in PRP eye drops are also being used successfully for tissue regeneration in dermatology, orthopedics, dentistry, and cardiology.
We know that human tears not only contain several vitamins, proteins and growth factors which nourish and protect the ocular surface, but they also have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities.
PRP eye drops are very similar content to the natural tears and they also do not contain preservatives, stabilizers or additives found in many other artificial tear products.
Who can be treated?
PRP eye drops have been shown to be effective in the treatment of moderate to severe dry eyes, both evaporative and aqueous deficiency, including neuropathic and LASIK induced dry eye disease.
Studies have also shown that PRP eye drops promote healing of persistent corneal ulcers that failed other treatment options. Furthermore, they were shown to significantly reduce the mean frequency of recurrent corneal erosions in patients with some corneal diseases.