Amniotic membranes 

Amniotic membranes are made from the placental tissue when a mother donates after childbirth, and they are the tissue closest to the baby throughout development in the womb. Amniotic membrane has natural therapeutic actions which help the baby develop. This tissue also has healing properties that aid in ocular surface repair. The placement of an amniotic membrane allows for healing of inflammation, scarring, or surface damage caused by dry eye disease. 

Before                                  After

Corneal surface with superficial punctate keratitis inflammation

Corneal surface after using Prokera

Tips for using Prokera while inserted:

1. Avoid rubbing your eyes

2. Do not remove without consulting your eye doctor first

3. Shower only when the eye is tightly closed and don't soak your face with water

4. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or perform tasks that require unobstructed vision or good depth perception

5. Contact your doctor right away if you have any problems with Prokera

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