» CLINICAL CONDITIONS FOR USING AM (Amnio
CLINICAL CONDITIONS FOR USING AM (Amnio Cornea-GraftTM)
- Surgical Repair of eyes with ocular surface disorders:
- Chemical Burns
- Thermal Burns
- Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP)
- Steven Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
- Extensive symblepharon.
- Pterygium surgery.
Peristent epithelial defects and corneal ulcers induced by:
- Chemical injuries
- neurotrophic keratopathies
- chronic inflammation
- partial or total LSCD
- nonhealing ulcers by bacteria or viral infection.
APPLICATIONS OF AM (Amnio Cornea-GraftTM) IN SURGICAL
Due to limited availability of autologous tissue due
to removal of large lesions, AM (Amnio Cornea-GraftTM )
is used to conjunctival and mucosal grafting. AM (Amnio Cornea-GraftTM)
is sutured on the ocular surface with the basement membrane side up and the
stromal side in contact with the underlying tissue. This enables proper
adherence of the membrane.
CHEMICAL BURNS AND THERMAL BURNS:
AMT (Amniotic Membrane Therapy) can be used
during acute stage of chemical burns. When used as a temporary patch within
the first 2 weeks following acute burns of mild to moderate severity. AMT
allows for rapid cpithclization of the corneal and conjunctival surfaces and
suppression of inflammation minimizing subsequent complications such a
symblepharon formation and LSCD. In severe burns AMT (Amniotic Membrane
Therapy) can restore the conjunctival surface and suppresses
LIMBAL STEM CELL DEFICIENCY:
Ocular surface diseases that can cause LSCD: OCP,
SJS, chemical burns, aniridia, chronic contact lens wear and multiple
surgeries involving the limbal area.