AmnioGraft®: Treating Ocular Conditions Like Conjunctivachalasis or Mechanical Dry Eye
AmnioGraft® serves as a tissue replacement that also delivers the unique therapeutic actions of cryopreserved amniotic membrane.
Over the years of treating CCh patients, Neel Desai, MD developed a technique for reservoir restoration procedure for conjunctivochalasis (CCh), also known as Mechanical Dry Eye, using AmnioGraft® that resolves tissue interference and produces a smooth and comfortable ocular surface.
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AmnioGraft, an amniotic membrane graft, helps rapidly restore the healthy ocular surface when used during ocular surface reconstruction surgery, especially with pterygium and conjunctivochalasis (CCh) procedures. Delivering the unique therapeutic advantage of cryopreserved amniotic membrane tissue, AmnioGraft can help your patients achieve superior cosmetic outcomes and maximize longterm results.3,4,6,7
Ophthalmologists need proven outcomes.
The platform technology behind AmnioGraft® is supported by more than
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Why Intervene with AmnioGraft?
A transplantation graft used by ophthalmologists around the world to manage
ocular surface indications such as corneal ulcers, pterygium, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, and conjunctivochalasis (CCh).
Support Accelerated Post-Op Recovery1
AmnioGraft® expedites patient recovery by reducing inflammation5,9-11 and promoting fast, regenerative healing – typically within 2-3 weeks1-7. It helps prevents disease recurrence 1,2,6-8 as demonstrated in a study of 535 patients. AmnioGraft creates a durable recurrence barrier proven to support sustained healing with ≤5.8%* recurrence after 1 year1.
Creating a Healing Environment
AmnioGraft contains the only cryopreserved amniotic membrane that is FDA-cleared and designated for anti-inflammation, anti-scarring and anti-angiogenesis. Proprietary CryoTek preservation method retains the biologic properties and structural integrity is equivalent to fresh tissue2,12.
See What Others Are Saying About AmnioGraft
See What Others Are Saying About AmnioGraft
Mark Milner, MD
“Dry eye disease isn’t just simply a problem with quantitative tear film, meaning a low tear volume. Dry eye can also be from an abnormal tear film where you have tears, but they’re either unhealthy, or they’re not getting to the location that they need to, and one of the classic examples is what we call ‘Conjunctivochalasis’ or Mechanical Dry Eye.”
Neel Desai, MD
“We’ve all had the paradoxical patient that seems to have dry eye and typical ocular surface disease, but they simply don’t respond to all of the typical conventional therapies…there is a missing x-factor. And that x-factor is this Mechanical Dry Eye concept, or conjunctivochalasis.”
Cliff Salanger, MD
“Mechanical Dry Eye is rampant; it’s almost ubiquitous in individuals over the Medicare age of 65, and we have to look for it. The key is making the diagnosis. I get fooled still. I look, white light shining the slit beam across, and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Oh, there’s not a whole lot of redundant conjunctiva here.’ I put the fluorescein in, I turn on the cobalt blue light, and then even better, I put a yellow filter on the other side of the microscope, and it highlights the redundant fold of the conjunctiva.”
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