Carrollwood Compounding Center and Pharmacy announced today that it has collaborated with Dr. Adam Scheiner of Tampa Eye Clinic to formulate eye drops for the relief of Dry Eye and Sjogren’s Syndrome. The eye drops are a proprietary formulation of Dr. Scheiner and named Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Drops. PRP Drops are prepared from a patient’s own blood and compounded with artificial tears, antibiotics, and other proprietary medicines. PRP Drops are available via prescription from Tampa Eye Clinic and fulfilled exclusively by Carrollwood Compounding Center and Pharmacy.
Traditional artificial tears are created with artificial ingredients and preservatives that can cause irritation and toxicity in the eye. The preservatives have been a necessary component to prevent bacterial contamination, but newer research and technologies created Autologous serum eye drops. This alternative treatment provides the benefits of a preservative-free solution with the bacteriostatic effects of the natural blood serum.
Autologous serum eye drops are a unique blend of biology and technology that provide an exciting treatment alternative for patients suffering with severe dry eye syndrome. The drops, which are created from your blood serum, have been shown to provide symptomatic relief and improve ocular surface disease.