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Amniotic membrane is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring substance used to make PROKERA devices. These devices can be slipped on your eye by your eye doctor to help your eyes heal from ocular surface diseases like infections or inflammation. Not only do the PROKERA devices act like a bandage for your eye, helping to return your cornea to health. You can rest easy knowing Prokera is also FDA-approved to provide eye symptom relief.
PROKERA can be used for many eye health concerns. If you’ve experienced an infection or injury to your eye, your doctor may use these biological corneal bandages to help your eye heal and restore vision.
For best results following a PROKERA placement, you will want to follow these instructions for eye care. And if at any time you experience an issue or concern, reach out to the Gelman Vision team for help.
PROKERA treatment utilizes amniotic membrane tissue, a product that helps heal damaged eyes thanks to its natural properties. These properties let PROKERA promote faster and more effective healing, reducing inflammation and scarring.
While the PROKERA device is on your eye, it can affect your depth perception and obstruct your view. Do not operate heavy machinery or drive until it is removed.
The device is pretty similar to a contact lens and you may feel little to no discomfort. You may be able to feel the ring in your eye, but there shouldn’t be any pain.
The treatment can last three to five days depending on your eye doctor’s recommendations.
Side effects can include vision blurring, but most patients report little to no side effects from using PROKERA.