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Blood serum drops for scratched cornea ?
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Blood serum drops for scratched cornea ?

Hi, My dog woke up this morning with an irritated eye. Bloodshot, squinting and slight drainage.  We took her to her Vet right away, who diagnosed a scratched cornea.
She has to wear an elizabethan collar to protect her eye. We have to put ointment in her eye and drops made from her own blood. They drew her blood and spun it and made drops of the "serum".
What does this "serum" do? It looks milky and pink.
I did a google search and it may be called autologous serum eye drops but there is no information in plain English about it.
Type of Animal
:  
Dog
Age of Animal
:  
3
Sex of Animal
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Female
Breed of Animal
:  
rat terrier/daschund/jack russell mix
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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July 03, 2009
City
:  
New Port Richey
State/Province
:  
FL
Country
:  
USA
Blood Test Results
:  
Heartworm -negative
X-Ray Results
:  
none
Other pertinent test results
:  
Eye stain with Ultra-violet light showed scratched cornea
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The proteins in the serum help to "feed" the corneal cells and enhance healing. The drops are made from a dog's own blood so that they are not allergenic/don't cause any allergic reaction.
Kimberly Coyner, DVM
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Dr. Coyner, Thank you for your quick response!
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