AmnioGuard is an umbilical cord graft used by ophthalmic surgeons for a number of indications including to cover the tube shunt of a glaucoma drainage device. Due to its high tensile strength and optimally designed thickness, AmnioGuard can reduce surgical times because it does not require rehydration, is easy to handle and suture, and can be used for corneal, conjunctival, sclera, fornix, socket and eyelids where thickness and high tensile strength are desired.
Created using the Company’s proprietary CryoTek® cryopreservation method, AmnioGuard delivers the natural properties of the amniotic membrane to help reduce inflammation, scarring and promote regenerative healing. AmnioGuard is a resilient and single-layer tissue which provides strong tectonic support for treating corneal, scleral, socket, fornix, and eyelid problems. For example, when it is used to cover the glaucoma shunt tube, it also allows visualization of the shunt tube and laser suture lysis and better cosmesis.
AmnioGuard is minimally manipulated tissue, which contains naturally-occurring biological factors that have been recognized as suppressing inflammation, preventing scar, and promoting ocular surface healing. The cryopreserved umbilical cord was developed to cover a wide variety of drainage devices to ensure superior surgical outcomes. AmnioGuard exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring actions and works synergistically with a patient’s own system to enhance and speed tissue repair, resulting in a calm, white eye with minimal discomfort. AmnioGuard was developed specifically for tissues such as cornea, sclera, socket/fornix and eyelids where replacement with a thicker and stronger tissue is desired.
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