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AmbioDisk® and PROKERA® in West Palm Beach, FL

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What Are AmbioDisk and PROKERA?

We use amniotic membrane (AM) grafts made from biologic tissue to help strengthen the cornea after diseases or refractive surgery. As allografts, we source healthy tissue from the human amniotic (fetal) membrane, which includes many nutrient-rich growth factors and other healing and regenerative properties. Committed to providing the best and latest techniques in ophthalmology services, our eye doctors at Bentz Eye Center use AmbioDisk® and PROKERA® amniotic membrane allograft treatments. AmbioDisk and PROKERA act as a protective film, giving your eye tissues a chance to heal. Using these grafted tissues, our team can decrease the possibility of corneal scarring, reduce inflammation, and improve patient relief after a corneal treatment. For patients with corneal problems or those who need refractive or cataract surgery, we invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our West Palm Beach, FL, ophthalmologists to receive additional information about amniotic membrane grafts.

How Are AmBioDisk and PROKERA Membranes Placed?

AmbioDisk and PROKERA can help treat various eye concerns, such as corneal ulcers, corneal erosion, chemical burns, corneal weaknesses, keratitis, dry eye syndrome, and eye infections. During a quick visit to our office, we can carefully place your sutureless graft membranes (AmbioDisk and PROKERA). Our team starts by placing an eye speculum to prevent blinking and administering drops that numb the eye. The technique for completing AmbioDisk and PROKERA will vary slightly:

  • AmbioDisk goes across the top of your eye. Next, patients wear a healing contact lens to keep the graft in position.
  • PROKERA starts by us securing an ophthalmic conformer ring, which goes over the surface of your eye.

Both of these options provide essential nutrients that encourage healing. Generally, they take around 5 – 7 days to absorb into your eye. Following this period, one of our board-certified ophthalmologists takes out the AmbioDisk membrane and PROKERA conformer ring from your eye.

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AmbioDisk and PROKERA FAQ

Do AmbioDisk and PROKERA amniotic membrane allograft treatments hurt?
The allograft treatments do not hurt. During the procedure, your eye will be numbed, and you won't be able to feel the placement. We will walk you through all the steps so that you can ease all your worries. Contact our eye doctors for more information about AmbioDisk in West Palm Beach, FL.

How long will my eye tissues take to heal?
After 4 - 5 days, your eyes will start to improve, and your eye tissues will heal slowly over time. This treatment will help a variety of ocular surface disorders, and our team will closely monitor your eyes to ensure that everything goes smoothly. If you have additional questions, contact our office for more information.

How long do I have to avoid driving?
Directly after your PROKERA in West Palm Beach, FL, you should arrange for a family or friend to pick you up following your treatment. Your eyes will begin to heal immediately, but you will see a big difference around 4 – 5 days. You should avoid driving for around a week and follow up with our eye doctors to see how the process is going.

Will insurance pay for AmbioDisk or PROKERA treatments?
When the treatment is medically necessary, it is common that insurance will pay for the treatments. Talk to our team, and we will contact your provider to make sure you have any out-of-pocket costs. Schedule an appointment with us for more information.

Ophthalmic Healing Solutions

Having optimal corneal health is critical for your overall comfort and eyesight. Amniotic membrane grafts, like AmbioDisk and PROKERA, provide a natural option for recovery, healing, and rejuvenation. These options can strengthen the cornea or help get it ready for eye surgery. Please schedule an appointment with one of our West Palm Beach, FL, cornea specialists to discover the benefits of amniotic membrane allografts.

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