Prokera® is a corneal bandage, that may remind you of a contact lens. It delivers healing properties to your eye. Instead of a lens, Prokera® is made of amniotic membrane that is held in place by a pair of rings. It is slightly larger and thicker than a contact lens.
The protective and regenerative properties of the amniotic membrane have proven to be highly effective in treating certain conditions of the cornea, including dry eye.
The amniotic membrane that is used in Prokera® comes from FDA-approved tissue banks. These tissue banks source the membrane from healthy, donor mothers who have undergone a C-section and have given consent. Rigorous donor testing and screening of the final product ensure the safety of the treatment.More Information
When your eyes are healthy and functioning properly, they provide their own lubrication. Sometimes, your eyes’ natural lubrication isn’t working well for different reasons. These reasons can include aging, contact lenses, medications, environment, or auto immune diseases. The resulting symptoms that point to dry eye can include a stinging, burning sensation or a feeling that something is in the eye. Some patients report vision problems.
Prokera® is highly effective in treating ocular surface disease. The Prokera® device is placed by your doctor in our office and is typically worn for 3-5 days. It’s healing properties work naturally to combat dry eye symptoms:
Prokera® is widely tolerated by most patients. Little to no side effects have been reported with the use of Prokera®.
If you are allergic to Ciprofloxacin, Amphotericin B, Glycerol, and/or DMEM, you should notify your doctor and not receive the Prokera® treatment.Contact Today
We are pleased to offer our patients Prokera®, giving them relief from the stinging, burning sensations of chronic dry eye. Prokera® is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared therapeutic device that reduces inflammation and promotes healing. In a recent patient survey, 93% of patients with dry eye said they felt better after treatment with Prokera®.
Call today to schedule an appointment with our dry eye specialist, Dr. Julie McLaughlin. Dr. McLaughlin’s extensive work and research in the study of dry eye has enabled her to help patients get relief and improve their vision. She is accepting new patients and looks forward to devising a care plan for you.Meet Our Doctors Patient Resources