What is Prokera for Dry Eyes?

Prokera is a therapeutic device used to treat various eye conditions, including dry eyes. It is composed of a specially designed amniotic membrane that is applied to the eye's surface to promote healing and alleviate symptoms.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.

How does Prokera for Dry Eyes work?

Prokera works by providing a natural, biologic bandage to the surface of the eye. The amniotic membrane contains essential growth factors and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce irritation, promote healing, and improve the eye's tear film.

What does treatment with Prokera for Dry Eyes involve?

Treatment with Prokera typically involves the following steps:

  • Your eye care provider assesses your dry eye condition to determine if Prokera is a suitable option.

  • If recommended, Prokera is placed onto the surface of the eye like a contact lens on one eye first.

  • The amniotic membrane stays in place for a few days and the patient will return to the clinic to get it removed by our doctor. At this visit, the other Prokera will be placed on the other eye.The amniotic membrane stays in place for a few days and the patient will return to the clinic to get it removed by our doctor.

When should I expect an improvement?

Improvement with Prokera can vary based on the individual and the severity of the dry eye condition. Some people may experience relief and improved comfort within a few days, while others may require a bit more time.

What should I expect after treatment?

After Prokera treatment, you may experience relief from dry eye symptoms, reduced irritation, and improved eye comfort. Your eye care provider may recommend additional treatments or therapies as needed to maintain and enhance the results.

What are the potential risks and side effects?

Prokera is generally considered safe with minimal risks. Potential side effects may include:

  • Temporary discomfort or foreign body sensation due to the presence of the membrane on the eye.

  • Minor redness or irritation, which typically resolves as the treatment takes effect.

  • In rare cases, an allergic reaction to the amniotic membrane components.