Amniotic membranes are newly engineered treatment options for severe cases of Dry Eye Disease. These are special membranes obtained from stem cell tissues that provide the cornea (front surface of the eye) with healing and regenerative properties. It is applied in-office by an eye doctor; the membrane comes in either a ring or as a separate circular dry piece applied along with a bandage contact lens onto the eye. The membrane completely covers the cornea and over time it is slowly absorbed by the corneal tissue and the regenerative stem cells begin to repair the damaged ocular surface. This is especially beneficial to patients with severe Dry Eye Disease where other types of treatments have failed. The therapeutic benefits from amniotic membrane can last a very long time.
Please call our number 516-200-0241 and schedule an appointment if you would like to learn more about amniotic membrane as a treatment for Dry Eye Disease.