Corneal abrasions, infections and malformations can be very painful and may cause serious long term damage to your vision. It is exceedingly important for your eye doctor to be able to offer the best and most advanced PROKERA Corneal treatment in reversing the damage done by these all-too-common conditions. Drs. Dobbins and Letourneau understand this, which is why they strive to provide their patients with the best and most advanced eye care available today, including being one of very few optometrists in the area to offer PROKERA, a revolutionary new technology that utilizes the amazing healing power of embryonic tissue to heal corneal abrasions, infections and other potentially damaging and painful corneal conditions. Below are some common questions and answers associated with PROKERA:
PROKERA is a revolutionary therapeutic device that is utilized by optometrists internationally to protect the eye and reverse damage to surfaces of the eye. It is made by encasing a tiny piece of amniotic membrane tissue between two rings made out of a clear, flexible material. This amniotic membrane is a vital part of the placenta and is the tissue closest to the baby as it develops in a mother's womb, protecting the baby from any harm. It exhibits natural therapeutic actions which help the baby develop, and healing properties that, when utilized as part of the PROKERA treatment, aid in ocular surface repair.
Multiple clinical studies have proven that the PROKERA treatment helps the eye heal faster. This result in less pain, scarring, and inflammation. In addition, the amniotic membrane in PROKERA® is thin and clear like the tissue on the surface of your eye, and therefore protects your eye's damaged tissue.
Eye doctors around the world use PROKERA to treat eye diseases such as keratitis, corneal scars that may result from scratches on the surface of the eye called corneal abrasions, chemical burns, defects of the cornea, partial limbal stem cell deficiency and many other ocular surface diseases that may cause inflammation and long term vision damage.
PROKERA is both safe and effective. It is provided by a tissue bank which is regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The tissue has been subjected to many quality control tests, and has passed all of them, prior to use by your doctor.
For more information about PROKERA, it's uses and advantages, contact Drs. Dobbins and Letourneau today.