Lacrimer was founded by a group of passionate healthcare professionals with over 20 years of experience preparing Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in a variety of surgical specialties.
We have over seven years experience preparing these PRP eye drops for selected patients with chronic ocular surface disorders.
Our company maintains the highest standards, ensuring a safe product for our patients.
Our eye drops are prepared in a sterile environment suitable for medication preservation (including the use of a sterile hood).
We are honored to have been recognized by and to receive referrals from several of the nation’s leading ophthalmologists. The staff at Lacrimer cannot wait to help you get the relief you deserve!
20+ Years Industry Experience
Highest Safety Standards
Leading Opthamologist Referrals
About seven years ago, a local ophthalmologist reached out to us to inquire about preparing serum eye drops for her patients. At that time, ophthalmology was a new specialty for us. So, we began to exhaustively research serum eye drops.
We discovered that serum eye drops, while effective, do not contain a concentrated volume of growth factors; in fact, serum drops may only contain very few growth factors. Although soothing to the eye, serum eye drops have limited potential for healing ocular surface disorders.
As a result, we challenged ourselves to develop an eye drop that would have significant healing potential by employing the power of growth factors. Platelets are known to release a variety of growth factors with many healing properties, and they also signal for stem cells. We had seen the benefits of concentrated platelets in many of our other applications.
Building on the initial experience of others, we applied our knowledge and experience with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and began preparing autologous PRP eye drops.
Tonya Nuelle is the owner and founder of Lacrimer. Currently, she is one of only two Perioperative Blood Management Specialists in the state of Georgia. Tonya is also a Perioperative Blood Management Technologist, a Registered Autologous Blood Therapist, and a Registered Phlebotomist. She has been preparing Autologous PRP eye drops for the past seven years for physicians and patients.
In addition to Lacrimer, Tonya owns Tri-State Hemodynamic Services, which offers Perioperative Blood Management (PBM) services to hospitals and physicians. She is also an AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) Assessor and Mentor, through which she consults and assesses other hospital PBM programs.
Tonya is passionate about helping others and is grateful to be in a position where she can be of service. Her philosophy is that she is facilitating her patients’ abilities to heal naturally.
Tonya lives in Blue Ridge, Georgia, where she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, cooking, and entertaining friends.
Renata Dolha is a Registered Autologous Blood Technician at Lacrimer, where she prepares customized PRP eye drops for patients. She also assists orthopedic surgeons with PRP therapy at Union General Hospital.
Renata is a Certified Phlebotomist, a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) and has worked for Emory, St. Joseph and Northside hospitals as a Surgical Technologist and Autotransfusionist. Renata has additional experience in the specialties of Orthopedics, OBGYN, general, vascular, dental and cosmetics, working with adults and geriatrics.
Renata is proud to be able to combine the latest breakthroughs in non-surgical procedures with the body’s own natural healing power. Therefore, at Lacrimer, Renata is passionately helping her patients to explore their bodies’ abilities to heal themselves, by preparing eye drops from the patient’s own blood.
Renata lives in Loganville, Georgia, where she enjoys cooking, gardening, and doing crafts.