Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is characterized by tear film instability and ocular surface inflammation, which in turn causes cell damage, resulting in a self-perpetuating cycle of deterioration.
Treating Dry Eye with Prokera
Prokera biologic corneal bandage devices are used by eye doctors around the world to heal and treat ocular conditions such as keratitis, moderate to severe dry eye disease, recurrent corneal erosions, filamentary keratitis, persistent epithelial defects, neurotrophic corneas herpetic ulcers, and many other ocular surface diseases such as chemical burns and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Prokera aims to reduce inflammation, prevents scarring and simultaneously promote regenerative healing of the ocular surface.
What is PROKERA?
PROKERA is the only medical device made from amniotic membrane for use by eye care practitioners that is recognized by the FDA to reduce inflammation and minimize corneal scarring associated with various ocular surface diseases. PROKERA may help to restore your cornea and return your eye to a normal, healthy state.
Is PROKERA safe?
PROKERA is a safe treatment provided by an FDA-regulated tissue bank. The donor and tissue have passed numerous quality control tests including social habits, physical and medical screening before it is provided to your doctor. The tissue is donated from healthy mothers who have had c-sections. Treatment Period For optimal corneal healing, the treatment period is usually 3-5 days. Depending on your condition, your doctor may choose to extend it to do a second treatment. Your doctor may schedule a follow up appointment to check the progress of your treatment within 5 days after the insertion and for removal of the PROKERA device.
Allergies and Warnings
If you are allergic to Ciprofloxacin, Amphotericin B, Glycerol, and/or DMEM, you should notify your doctor and not receive the PROKERA treatment. You may experience discomfort from the insertion of PROKERA. You should notify your doctor of any swelling, redness or discharge.