Chronic Dry Eye
Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from symptoms associated with Dry Eye. Chronic Dry Eye is caused by a lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye and may also be accompanied by inflammation. If left untreated, it can become more severe and lead to pain , worsened vision, eye infections and scarring of the cornea.
What is PROKERA?
Prokera is made from amniotic membrane which has natural anti-inflammatory and healing properties. It is the only FDA-cleared therapeutic device used by eye care professionals to provide quick symptom relief and reduce inflammation associated with chronic dry eye. It helps restore your cornea and return your eye to a normal, healthy state.
What is Amniotic Membrane Tissue?
Amniotic membrane is the part of the placenta that surrounds and protects the baby during pregnancy. This unique tissue has been shown to have natural healing properties. Due to these properties, the tissue can help reduce inflammation and heal your eye.
The tissue is donated by consenting mothers after scheduled cesarean section (C-Section) births within the United States. Donor suitability is stringent and is determined through social, physical, and medical screening.
PROKERA Treatment Benefits.
Whether you suffer from mild Dry Eye that is uncomfortable or to severe chronic Dry Eye that affects your daily activities and quality of life, PROKERA provides an option when artificial tears and other treatments aren't enough.
PROKERA goes beyond symptom management to rejuvenate and return the surface of your eye to its natural and optimal state.
PROKERA is designed to:
Provide fast acting relief with long lasting reduction of symptoms
Facilitate healing of the cornea
What Should You Expect?
PROKERA is similar to a large contact lens. You may experience awareness of the ring but it is not painful. For optimal healing, it is important that you complete the PROKERA treatment period of 3-5 days. Tape may be used to partially close the eyelid after PROKERA is inserted.
Special Instructions for PROKERA:
Avoid rubbing your eyes, strong blinking, or moving PROKERA with your fingers.
Don't try to remove PROKERA.
You can not swim or soak your face with water.
Do not operate heavy equipment during the treatment.
Use eye drops and other medications as directed by our Doctors
PROKERA is covered by most if not all insurance plans, but we can contact your insurance company to make sure.
If you are interested in the PROKERA Treatment, Call Today at 914-277-5550 to Schedule a Consultation.