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If your ophthalmologist has mentioned PROKERA® amniotic membrane treatment as an option for you, you might have a lot of questions, but they probably all boil down to one key issue: is the treatment right for you?

Keep reading to get the information you need to decide whether or not the PROKERA® lens is the right solution for your vision problems. Then, come see us at Gelman Vision to get answers to any questions you may have.

Just How Successful Is PROKERA®?

PROKERA® has been shown to be an incredibly effective healing treatment for patients’ eyes. The actual percentage of patients who report seeing positive results varies between studies, but some have success rates of up to 95%, meaning more than 9 out of 10 patients saw their eyes healed by PROKERA®, with 81% saying it helped their vision. 

According to another study, PROKERA® healed an average of 59% of the corneal area of patients.

Is the PROKERA® Lens Right for You?

If you suffer from one of several incredibly common eye conditions, PROKERA® may offer you pain relief and vision repair. This FDA-approved medical procedure uses a lens made of an amniotic membrane to help your eyes heal.

What Is PROKERA® Used to Treat?

PROKERA® is a versatile treatment that helps heal the eye and protect it from further damage from debris and infections. You might be a good candidate for PROKERA® amniotic membrane treatment if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Eye fatigue
  • Eye infection
  • Distorted vision
  • Red or burning eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Eye pain

What Are the Side-Effects of the PROKERA® Lens?

Before you decide to undergo treatment using the PROKERA® lens, it’s important to note the potential side effects of the procedure, or rather the lack thereof. 

For most patients, PROKERA® comes with little to no side effects. For those who do experience symptoms, they are generally very mild and may include:

  • Red eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Discharge
  • Blurry vision
  • Discomfort

Is There Anyone Who Shouldn’t Get PROKERA® Treatment?

While the PROKERA® lens can be an incredibly effective treatment for most patients, there are some patients who shouldn’t undergo the PROKERA® procedure. Very rarely, PROKERA® has caused allergic reactions in patients who have specific allergies. 

You should tell your ophthalmologist if you have an allergy to any of the following:

  • Glycerol
  • Amphotericin B
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM)

Get the Vision Care You Need With a Visit to Gelman Vision

If you’ve been dealing with eye issues that are impacting your life, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Come visit us at Gelman Vision to learn more about your options and whether or not PROKERA® amniotic membrane treatment is right for you.

Don’t settle for less when it comes to your vision care. You can trust us to give you the high-quality care needed to heal your eyes and protect your vision. 

Start seeing the difference in your life! Come visit us at Gelman Vision to get the vision care that you need to protect your eyes and sight.

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