According to a recent article from Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood, serum made from umbilical cord blood can be used to treat a number of ocular surface disorders, including dry-eyes.
Moist Eyes, Healthy Eyes
Most of us have experienced the discomfort and irritation of having dry, scratchy eyes. Whether due to a change in temperature or seasonal allergies, dry eyes can affect more than just your comfort; they can seriously impair our ability to see.
That’s why our bodies produce tears. In fact, the main role of the tear film covering the surface is to regulate the proliferation, differentiation and maturation of the eye tissue, all in the effort to maintain a healthy, well-lubricated eye surface.
Changes in the tear film can lead to disorders that severely affect both your vision and comfort. Such disorders are traditionally treated using artificial tears, topical agents, therapeutic contact lenses, and sometimes necessitate surgical correction.
Umbilical Cord Blood Serum, Most Efficient Treatment for Dry Eyes
We know, we know. It sounds unappealing. But keep reading.
While over-the-counter treatments are commonly used to cure dry eyes and other ocular surface disorders, many people are unaware that serum derived from human blood actually contains a number of growth factors and components also found in real tears, making it a natural and effective alternative.
Even more effective is serum derived from umbilical cord blood. Umbilical cord blood is taken from samples privately stored or donated by mothers at birth, which are then frozen and tested for future use. Cord blood contains the same growth factors and Vitamin A found in blood taken from other parts of the body, but with a 2-3 times higher concentration than natural tears.
In addition to being able to simulate and regulate the eye tissue, umbilical cord blood serum has anti-inflammatory and bacteriostatic properties that help effectively treat a number of conditions.