OBTEARS, LLC™, is a privately owned company located in Deerfield Beach, Florida. OBTEARS, LLC™ is primarily focused on the production of biological therapies, specifically autologous serum tears, used to treat patients that are not responding to traditional dry eye therapy.
OBTEARS, LLC™ was born from the founders expertise in the autologous hematopoietic and biological products. The main goal of OBTEARS, LLC™ will be to facilitate the use of this well known therapy and make it available to patients and vision care providers in a safe and readily available manner.
“Dedicated to treating your Dry Eye patients with biological therapies”
The BLOOD PRODUCTS of today ARE the BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGIES of tomorrow.
Vision Care providers know that the loss of tear production can have severe visual consequences. “Natural tears are made up of key components not found in artificial tear products, such as epidermal growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor beta (TGF beta), fibronectin and vitamin A; which we believe could support the proliferation, maturation, migration and differentiation of corneal and conjunctival epithelia.” 1 Unlike natural tears, AST provides some of these key components.
1(Geerling, et al 2004; Autologous serum eye drops for ocular surface disorders, Br J Ophthalmol.)