What is AmnioGraft®?
AmnioGraft® is amniotic membrane tissue that is used by eye surgeons to protect, repair and heal damaged eye surfaces.
What is amniotic membrane tissue?
Amniotic membrane is part of the placenta. It is the tissue closest to the baby throughout development in the womb. Amniotic membrane protects the baby from any harm and it has natural therapeutic actions which help the baby develop.
Where does the amniotic membrane come from?
The placentas used to prepare AmnioGraft® are donated by consenting mothers after cesarean section births. Mothers that donate are fully informed, have healthy lifestyles, and are tested against infectious diseases prior to donation.
Why is AmnioGraft® used in surgery?
AmnioGraft® has natural therapeutic actions that help damaged eye surfaces heal faster. Eyes treated with AmnioGraft® have quicker healing, less pain, less scarring, and less inflammation. AmnioGraft® is thin and clear like the tissue on the surface of your eye. It is used to replace damaged tissue on the surface of your eye and provide protection after surgery.
What does AmnioGraft® treat?
AmnioGraft® is used to treat eye diseases such as corneal defects, partial stem cell deficiency, chemical burns, conjunctivochalasis, pterygium, symblepharon and many other ocular surface conditions.
Is AmnioGraft® safe?
AmnioGraft® is a safe, effective treatment provided by a tissue bank regulated by the FDA. The tissue has passed many quality control tests before it is provided to your doctor. Ask your doctor if you are concerned about the risks involved with using a human tissue.
Bio-Tissue® also develops AmnioGuard®, a biologic glaucoma shunt graft that is used by glaucoma specialists to cover a wide variety of glaucoma drainage devices.