Eyecyte for DOCTORS- AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE ALLOGRAFT

Advanced Dry Eye

Advanced dry eyes may damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision. Treatments for dry eyes aim to restore or maintain the normal amount of tears in the eye to minimize dryness and related discomfort and to maintain eye health.

Post Operative Care

The most common complication of LASIK is dry eyes, with virtually all patients developing some degree of dryness in the immediate postoperative period. ... Dry eye symptoms range from mild ocular irritation to severe discomfort, photophobia and vision loss.

Immune-Evasive

Amniotic membrane sheets have a long clinical history in a variety of applications. Ocular wound healing requires a smooth, transparent finish and has been engineered to provide those traits while still retaining the therapeutic properties of the amniotic membrane. Processed into a variety of circular sizes that are tailored for use in ophthalmology. It is minimally manipulated to preserve the natural benefits of the amniotic tissue.

Conjunctival Surface Reconstruction

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Sjögren Syndrome

It has been used with some regularity because it does help with Stevens-Johnson syndrome. It is being used more and more in cases where there is a non-healing epithelial defect on the cornea, which can happen for a variety of reasons, but is usually either associated with corneal stem cell failure or a neurotrophic ulcer where the cornea has lost sensation because of a neurosurgical procedure, damage to the nerves from viruses, or a tumor that has damaged the trigeminal nerve, which provides sensation to the cornea

Ocular Surface Disease

Inflammation is the hallmark symptom of all ocular surface disease, including dry eye disease (DED). Uncontrolled inflammation leads to chronic pain and irritation as well as delayed healing, tissue damage, and vision-threatening complications such as scarring and haze

persistent epithelial defects with ulceration

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ocular surface reconstruction in patients with chemical and thermal burns

corneal ulcers including neurotrophic keratitis

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ocular surface reconstruction in patients with chemical and thermal burns

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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. This tissue has healing properties that aid in ocular surface repair.

The amniotic membrane tissue in has natural therapeutic actions that help damaged eye surfaces heal. This placental tissue 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. The placentas used are donated by consenting mothers after cesarean section (C-Section) births. Mothers that donate are fully informed, have healthy lifestyles, and are tested against infectious diseases prior to donation. Ask your doctor if you are concerned about the risks involved with using a human tissue.

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Eyecyte Frequently Asked Questions

Amniotic membrane transplantation is currently being used for a continuously widening spectrum of ophthalmic indications. It has gained widespread attention as an effective method of reconstruction of the ocular surface. Amniotic membrane has a unique combination of properties, including the facilitation of migration of epithelial cells, the reinforcement of basal cellular adhesion and the encouragement of epithelial differentiation. Its ability to modulate stromal scarring and its anti-inflammatory activity has led to its use in the treatment of ocular surface pathology as well as an adjunct to limbal stem cell grafts. Amniotic membrane transplantation has been used for reconstruction of the corneal surface in the setting of persistent epithelial defects, partial limbal stem cell deficiency, bullous keratopathy and corneoscleral ulcers. It has also been used in conjunction with limbal stem cell transplantation for total limbal stem cell deficiency. Amniotic membrane grafts have been effectively used as a conjunctival substitute for reconstruction of conjunctival defects following removal of pterygia, conjunctival lesions and symblephara. More recently, amniotic membrane has been used as a substrate for ex vivo cultivation of limbal, corneal and conjunctival epithelial cells.

A: YES: CPT CODE 65778 allows “PLACEMENT OF AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE ON THE OCULAR SURFACE; WITHOUT SUTURES” through a optometrist or ophthalmologist who can bill medicare.

A: YES is the health insurance company allows the provider can bill the : CPT CODE 65778 allows “PLACEMENT OF AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE ON THE OCULAR SURFACE; WITHOUT SUTURES” through a optometrist or ophthalmologist who can bill medicare. Private payers may have different pay scales, you will need to confirm with your plan administrator.

You should be prepared for discomfort for 2-3 days after the placement. Most people say it is like sand in their eye. (DO NOT SCRATCH) and be carful as your depth preception may be distorted.

Stem Cells are very popular but this is not a stem cell treatment which are not Covered by Medicare or health insurance. Typically products and services provided by eye doctors with-in the Eyecyte family do no have live stem cells but your treatment plan is completely between you and your doctor. We do not offer any treatment advice to patients, we are only a referral service providing a free service to consumers.

The doctors are not stem cell doctors, they are licensed and certified by the medical board in their state and have done advanced studies or are fellows wit advanced degrees in ophthalmic practice. Most Eye Doctors are able to receive advanced training and qualify to treat patients as needed using amniotic tissue products that fit in their course of ocular treatment plans.

Typically come in 7 sizes from 5mm,8mm,10.5mm,11mm,12mm,14mm,15mm disk is a dehydrated, minimally manipulated, amniotic membrane allograft for homologous use. It is shelf stable and provided in multiple sizes to provide maximum flexbility for a variety of clinical applications.

All tissue procured and processed should be screened by a AATB-accredited tissue recovery agency through a thorough and tightly controlled process. Pre-screening lab tests specify the donor to be free from risk factors and active infections of applicable communicable diseases as required by the FDA.

The process extracts the membrane from the placental tissue, leaving a single amniotic membrane layer which is then dehydrated and irradiated, then minimally manipulated process retains the benefits of the amniotic membrane providing clinicians with a smooth and transparent allograft ideal for ophthalmic applications.

Tested for safety and efficacy. FDA tissue labs should use good manufacturing practices that tightly controlled quality processes that exceed regulatory safety requirements then typicall clears allografts using a third party serological lab, followed by quality inspections on site for assurance.

We are happy to provide all our partners advanced training to provide A: YES: CPT CODE 65778 allows “PLACEMENT OF AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE ON THE OCULAR SURFACE; WITHOUT SUTURES” through an optometrist or ophthalmologist who can bill medicare.

Optomitrist training for amniotic membrane placement

•Product can be kept at room temperatures, eliminating the need for freezer
• Suitable for immediate use off the shelf
• Hydrates rapidly
• Adheres to the ocular surface
• Sterilized with gamma radiation to SAL 10-6 in accordance with ISO 11137
• Textured surface facilitates ease of handling and placement
• Symmetric graft allows either side to be placed in contact with ocular surface
• Can be placed in either direction (multi-directional graft)
• Has a micron thickness of 30-35 Microns
• Tackier stromal surface for better adherence
• Only 9 units of KiloGray used to sterilize the grafts
• Low doses of radiation retaining more growth factors
• Packaging offers typically a 5 year shelf life
• No antibiotics are used in the sterilization
• No potential reaction to the patient
• More growth factors and cytokines to survive the sterilization process for desired outcomes

 

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