Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Dry Eyes: Solutions, Part Five, Amniotic Membrane Bandage, Prokera
AMNIOTIC MEMBRANES! In my eye! For $3,500, for one eye, I'm wearing this bandage ring for a week. (My insurance pays 80%) The membranes, harvested from generous women who have C-sections, are reducing my inflammation. It's not possible to see through the lens, especially as it clouds over time, so I am wearing a patch. The ring is uncomfortable.
The brand I am using is Prokera. The insertion and removal (I was checked midway) is simple. The contact is about the size of a quarter. If feasible, the other eye may be treated or this one repeated.
I've received several messages from folks seeking help for their eyes. Maybe this option will be useful to another, as well. I'll update when results are in.
Note: my treatment is for Sjogren's and Lupus, dry eye.