What is Prokera & Amniotic Membrane?
The only FDA cleared therapeutic device, PROKERA is a combination medical device used by eye doctors around the world for multiple eye diseases, conditions and states:
- Moderate to severe dry eye disease
- Recurrent corneal erosions
- Filamentary keratitis
- Persistent epithelial defects
- Neurotrophic corneas
- Corneal scars
- Chemical burns
- Corneal defects
- Partial limbal stem cell deficiency
- Herpetic ulcers
- Chemical Burns
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Promoting healing of damaged eye surfaces
- And many other ocular surface diseases
It contains the only FDA-cleared cryopreserved amniotic membrane, which supports the corneal-healing process without harmful side effects.
Made from amniotic membrane, which is part of the placenta and is the tissue closest to the baby throughout development in the womb has natural anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring properties that aid in ocular surface repair. It is the only FDA cleared therapeutic device used by eye care practitioners to provide quick symptom relief and reduce inflammation associated with ocular surface disease. It helps restore your cornea and return your eye to a normal, healthy state.
Is Prokera Right for Me?
During our free consultation, our specialists will assess the stage of your eye disease, damages and inflammation and compare various industry leading treatment options available at The Dry Eye & Speciality Center and suggest PROKERA as needed.
How Does Prokera Work?
PROKERA is similar to a large contact lens. 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. You may experience awareness of the ring but it is not painful. For optimal healing, it is important that you complete the PROKERA treatment period of 3-5 days.
Special Instructions for PROKERA:
- Avoid rubbing your eyes, forceful blinking, or moving PROKERA with your fingers
- Do not remove PROKERA without consulting your eye doctor first
- Do not swim or soak your eye with water
- Shower only when the eye is tightly closed
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery or perform functions that require unobstructed vision or good depth perception
- Use eye drops and other medications as prescribed by your eye doctor