n South African Ophthalmology Journal - Bloody eye drops - news

Volume 14 Number 4
  • ISSN : 2218-8304


The use regenerative therapy with autologous serum (AS) or blood derived eye drops for the treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca, more commonly known as dry eye syndrome (DES), is becoming increasingly popular. DES is one of the most common reasons why patients – especially older patients – visit eye care professionals (25%). Females of all age groups are considered at greater risk of DES and prevalence increases with age. Furthermore, DES is associated with decreased quality of life and depression is high among these patients because some struggle to carry out even the most basic daily activities such as reading, watching television, using a computer, driving a vehicle, and working.

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