Umbilical cord blood serum, as the name suggests, is obtained from umbilical cord blood that remains in the placenta and the attached cord after childbirth.
The serum has been successfully used in the treatment of ocular surface diseases – it is rich in growth factors, proteins and neutrophic factors that are crucial for corneal healing.
Next Biosciences produces umbilical cord blood serum eye drops known as OptiSerum.
OptiSerum is widely used in the treatment of persistent epithelial defects and indications such as the severe Dry Eye Syndrome.
In normal subjects, tears contain growth factors and components such as EGF, transforming growth factor β (TGF-β), vitamin A, neutrophic factors and cytokines that are essential for maintaining the health of the ocular surface epithelium; however, in Dry Eye Syndrome this function is severely impaired due to poor quality and/or quantity of tears. OptiSerum contains similar growth factors, proteins and Vitamin A to tears, hence it is effective in the treatment of ocular surface diseases.
OptiSerum can be used in any condition that may cause poor tear film production or a delay in wound healing of the eye, for example:
Your Ophthalmologist will instruct you how to use the OptiSerum eye drops.
Recommended treatment is 1 drop in each affected eye, 4 times daily (1 bottle will last approx. 1 week).
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