The Most Natural Way to Heal
Symptoms of Ocular Surface Disease:
- Blurry Vision
What is Prokera?
Prokera is made from amniotic membrane which has natural anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring properties. It is the only FDA-cleared therapeutic device used by eye care practitioners to provide quick symptom relief and reduce inflammation associated with ocular surface disease. It helps restore your cornea and return your eye to a normal, healthy state.
What is Amniotic Membrane Tissue?
Amniotic membrane is part of the placenta that surrounds and protects the baby during pregnancy. This unique tissue has been shown to have natural healing properties in the womb. Due to these properties, the tissue can help reduce inflammation, prevent scarring, and help heal you eye.
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. Your eye doctor may use tape to partially close your eyelid after Prokera is inserted.
Is Prokera Safe?
The tissue is donated by consenting healthy 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.
The amniotic membrane in Prokera is provided by an FDA regulated tissue bank. The tissue has passed numerous safety and quality control tests before it is provided to your doctor. Ask your doctor if you have question about using Prokera to treat your eyes.
Special Instructions for Prokera:
- Avoid rubbing your eyes, strong blinking, or moving Prokera with your fingers.
- Do not remove Prokera without consulting you eye doctor first.
- Do not swim or soak you face with water.
- Shower only when the eye is tightly closed.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery or perform functions that require unobstructed vision or good depth perception.
- Use eye drops and other medications as prescribed by your eye doctor.
- Contact your eye doctor right away if you are uncomfortable or have any other problems with Prokera, such as swelling, redness or discharge.