Myths and misconceptions about autologous serum for dry eye


Special to Ophthalmology Times®

Autologous serum eye drops (ASEDs) have become a mainstay of therapy for certain categories of patients with dry eye and those with underlying immunologic disease or poor epithelial healing.

The logistics of prescribing ASEDs have changed dramatically in the past few years, making their use far more convenient for patients and physicians alike. Many still hold on to myths and misconceptions about ASEDs that are no longer true.

About the author
Joseph Tauber, MD
Dr Tauber is fellowship trained in both cornea and uveitis. He is in private practice at the Tauber Eye Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and serves as the medical director for Saving Sight Eye Bank, where Vital Tears are produced. He has no financial interest in Vital Tears.

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