What is Prokera?
Porkera is a therapeutic device used to protect, repair and heal damaged eye surfaces. It is made by fastening a piece of amniotic membrane to a polycarbonate ring. Amniotic tissue is part of the placenta. It is the tissue closest to the baby throughout development in the womb. The membrane protects the baby from any harm and it has natural therapeutic actions which help the baby develop. This tissue has healing properties that aid in ocular surface repair.
What does Prokera do?
The amniotic membrane tissue in Prokera has natural therapeutic actions that help damaged eye surfaces heal. Eyes treated with Prokera have quicker healing, less scarring, and less inflammation and related pain. The amniotic membrane is thin and clear and protects your eye’s damaged tissue while inserted.
Is Prokera safe?
Prokera is a safe, effective treatment provided by a tissue bank regulated by the FDA. The tissue has passed numerous quality control tests before it is provided to your doctor.
What eye diseases does Prokera treat?
Prokera is used to treat Keratitis, corneal scars, chemical burns, corneal defects, partial limbal stem cell deficiency, and many other ocular surface diseases with inflammation, including severe dry eye.
How does the procedure work? Is it painful?
Prokera is similar to a large contact lens. You may experience a foreign body sensation, but it does not hurt.
More information may be obtained at www.biotissue.com.