We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Bio-Tissue to offer a new and exciting treatment to aid in healing the damaging effects of dry eye. Our offices in Meridian, Idaho will now be able to offer our patients with Prokera, a biological corneal bandage used to promote healing on the surface of the eye.
What is PROKERA®?
PROKERA® is a therapeutic device used by eye doctors around the world 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.
Prokera is the only FDA cleared therapeutic device that both reduces inflammation and promotes healing. In a dry eye study with 160 respondents, 95% said Prokera healed their eye, and 81% said it improved their vision.
What does PROKERA® do?
Helps the eye heal:
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.
Protects the eye surface:
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.
What does PROKERA® treat?
PROKERA® is used by eye doctors all over the world 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.
Is PROKERA® safe?
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.
What is amniotic membrane tissue?
Amniotic membrane is part of the placenta. It is the tissue closest to the baby throughout development in the womb. Amniotic membrane protects the baby from any harm and it has natural therapeutic actions which
help the baby develop. This tissue has healing properties that aid in ocular surface repair.
Where does the amniotic membrane come from?
The placentas used to prepare PROKERA® are donated by consenting mothers after cesarean section (C-Section) births. Mothers that donate are fully informed, have healthy lifestyles, and are tested against infectious diseases prior to donation.