How does it Work?

Amniotic membranes are rich with fetal stem cells and can function in the eye as a basement membrane substitute or as a temporary graft. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring effects and contains growth factors that promote wound healing on the surface of the eye.  The fetal stem cells interact with our cornea’s limbal stem cells for more information learn more about to enhance their health and promote proper function to enhance healing.  Amniotic membrane therapy has been found to be a good alternative for corneal and conjunctival reconstruction in many clinical situations.


Amniotic Membrane Grafts

Who is a Candidate for Amniotic Membrane Grafts?

There are many indications for usage of an amniotic membrane. These include (but are not limited to):
  • Recurrent corneal erosion
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Persistent corneal epithelial defects
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Band keratopathy
  • Chemical burns
  • Recurrent pterygia and pingueculae
  • Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Corneas with difficulty healing