Therapeutic Lens using Amniotic Tissue for treatment of Ocular Surface Disease

In an effort to provide the most advanced treatment options available, our office now utilizes BioTissue technology for ocular surface healing. Specifically, the PROKERA® lens is a therapeutic device used to protect, 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. Patients suffering with severe dry eye disease, among other ocular surface conditions, may benefit greatly from this technology. Click here for more information on this exciting, new technology.