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Heal with Prokera Amniotic Membrane
We are excited to be able to offer this great source of natural healing to our patients. Dr. Ross has been using the Prokera Biological Membrane to heal anterior segment diseases such as corneal abrasions, ulcers, keratitis, and recurrent corneal erosions with great success. We are now pleased to be able to provide our severe dry eye patients with this great treatment option for immediate and long lasting results.
PROKERA® is a therapeutic device (biological membrane contact lens) used to repair and heal damaged eye surfaces. PROKERA® is made by clipping a piece of amniotic membrane tissue in between two rings made out of a clear, flexible material.
Amniotic membrane is part of the placenta and is the tissue closest to the baby throughout development in the womb. Amniotic membrane protects the baby from any harm and has natural therapeutic actions which help the baby develop. The tissue has healing properties that aid in ocular surface repair.
The amniotic membrane tissue in PROKERA® has natural therapeutic actions that help damaged eye surfaces heal. Eyes treated with PROKERA® have quicker healing, less pain, less scarring, and less inflammation. The amniotic membrane in PROKERA® is thin and clear like the tissue on the surface of your eye and protects your eye's damaged tissue while inserted.
PROKERA® is used by eye doctors to treat eye diseases such as keratitis, corneal scars, chemical burns, corneal defects, partial limbal stem cell deficiency and many other ocular surface diseases with inflammation.
PROKERA® is a safe, effective treatment provided by a tissue bank regulated by the FDA. The tissue has passed many quality control tests before it is provided to your doctor. Ask your doctor if you are concerned about the risks involved with using a human tissue.
The amniotic membrane tissue in PROKERA® products, which is preserved using the Company’s proprietary CryoTek® processing method to ensure the tissue retains its full biologic activity, has natural therapeutic actions that help damaged eye surfaces heal. PROKERA® products provide faster and more effective healing of the cornea with less pain, scarring and inflammation, leading to clear corneas and improved clinical outcomes.