Amniotic membrane is used by Dr. Duplessie to protect, repair and heal damaged eye surfaces
Amniotic membrane works by providing and underlying structure called basement membrane which permits normal skin or conjunctiva to grow on it. It does this by reducing inflammation and scarring. It also reduces the formation of new blood vessels which cause only problems in the cornea.
Amniotic Membrane Transplantation Limitations:
The following may complicate the survival of your amniotic membrane transplant
- Extreme dry eye
- Severe lack of blood flow
- Severe lack of stem cells