A New Treatment For Dry Eyes

Have trouble with dry eyes? There are a number of effective treatments that are offered through DiStefano Eye Center. And we’re very excited about a new one that we can now provide. It’s called PROKERA®.  PROKERA is a new treatment for chronic Dry Eye that heals the surface of your eye (cornea) and returns your eye to a normal, healthy state.

PROKERA works much like a contact lens.  A disc made of amniotic tissue, which is known for its natural therapeutic actions, is inserted into your eye. The disc begins immediately to encourage healing and reduce irritation. PROKERA can heal your eye faster with less pain, scarring, and inflammation.

The amniotic tissue used in PROKERA is provided by a tissue bank regulated by the FDA and has passed numerous quality control tests making it safe and effective. Clinical studies have shown PROKERA reduces the signs and symptoms of Dry Eye, and helps soothe pain, heal the eye, and improve vision.

PROKERA is a simple procedure and is easily inserted and removed in our office. Once removed your cornea is rejuvenated so you can see and feel better. In a recent patient survey, 93% of patients with Dry Eye said they felt better after treatment with PROKERA.

PROKERA is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared therapeutic device that reduces inflammation and promotes healing. For more information visit www.prokerainfo.com.

For an appointment, call DiStefano Eye Center at (423) 648-3937. Or Click Here to contact us online.