|Cryopreserved amniotic membrane is clinically proven to reduce inflammation and minimize the risk of scarring to promote quality healing on the ocular surface.|
|The PROKERA biologic corneal bandage enhances faster, more optically pure healing of the ocular surface, leading to improved visual results compared to a bandage contact lens.|
A biologic corneal bandage speeds up ocular healing.
PROKERA‘ is a biologic corneal bandage used by eye-care professionals around the world to treat eye conditions such as keratitis, common dry eye, recurrent corneal erosions, persistent epithelial defects, neurotrophic corneas, and herpetic ulcers.
PROKERA is comprised of cryopreserved amniotic membrane tissue, which has been clinically proven to have natural regenerative therapeutic actions to help damaged eye surfaces not only heal faster with less pain, inflammation and scarring, but also to achieve higher quality healing effectively resetting the ocular surface back to a crystal clear rejuvenated state. It is the only FDA-cleared therapeutic device for wound healing, that simultaneously reduces inflammation and promotes healing on the ocular surface.
FASTER SURFACE HEALING
A study presented by Neel R. Desai, MD, at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), 2014, found that using a biologic corneal lens enhances clinical outcomes by promoting faster, more optically pure re-epthelialization of the ocular surface, and improved visual results compared to a bandage contact lens (BCL).
We have been using the biologic corneal bandage in our office for the past year and it has become a very valuable tool in the medical management of corneal disease; we have successfully used it in patients with recalcitrant dry eye, microbial and herpetic keratitis, and recurrent corneal erosions.
PROKERA will allow eyecare professionals to broaden their medical practice and provide needed in-office treatment to patients earlier in the stage of their disease, potentially reducing overall medical costs significantly.
The biologic corneal bandage is reimbursable under procedure code CPT 65778 (Placement of amniotic membrane, no sutures). The national average for reimbursement is $1,350. As always, check with your local carrier to determine coverage and appropriate diagnostic codes for the procedure.
Carl and Katie Spear have a five-location group private practice in Florida’s Panhandle.
WHERE TO FIND IT:
Bio-Tissue •888-296-8858 •prokerainfo.com