Amniotic Membrane Treatment

What is an Amniotic Membrane?

Amniotic disks are advanced medical devices that are inserted into the eye in-office and are held in place with the utilization of a contact lens. The disk is placed directly on the unhealthy cornea and then covered by a soft bandage lens allowing the disk to dissolve into the cornea and begin healing the eye over the next 5-7 days.

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What is Amniotic Membrane Treatment

Amniotic Membrane treatment is an effective solution for stubborn ocular issues like severe dry eye disease. It promotes healing, soothes inflammation, and prevents scarring. This FDA-cleared treatment option has been approved as a class II medical device. The protective, healing, and anti-inflammatory effects from using these disks also received FDA approval.

What does the Amniotic Disk treat?

Amniotic disks are effective for healing the ocular surface that has been badly damaged by a number of eye conditions including:

  • Mild to moderate dry eye syndrome.

  • Chronic dry, red, and irritated eyes.

  • Contact lens overwear

  • Excessive corneal exposure to the outdoors resulting in exposure keratopathy.

  • Corneal ulcers or erosions

  • Neurotrophic keratopathy

  • Chemical or thermal burns

  • Infectious keratitis

  • Preparation for cataract or other corneal surgery

Before  & After Amniotic Membrane

How does Amniotic Membrane Treatment work?

A topical anesthesia is used to ensure you are comfortable during your procedure. The bandage is inserted beneath your upper lid and is secured under your lower lid as well. The doctor will ensure your bandage is centered properly. The bandage will look similar to a large contact lens and after a short adjustment period, is usually quite comfortable. The disk’s regenerative properties help to restore the eye to a normal state when other treatments have fallen short.

How long does it take to heal?

Your healing time may vary, but can typically take 5-7 days. Your optometrist will ensure the bandage has dissolved naturally and will ensure your eye is healing well. You may follow up with your doctor as needed to monitor healing and track your improvement.

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Dry Eye Services

Dry eye disease is a chronic condition caused by unstable tears and inflammation and leads to symptoms such as redness, burning, irritation,  gritty sensation, and blurry vision. Once you have dry eye, your symptoms may come and go and over time will progressively get worse. Our Optometrists at Optic Gallery can help prevent the progression of dry eye and manage your symptoms, so you can enjoy life to the fullest.

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