Tissue treats graft failure

October 15, 2011

Grafting a thicker amniotic membrane onto the ocular surface may be a promising solution for patients who experience graft failure or require ocular surface reconstruction after penetrating keratoplasty.

A product from IOP Ophthalmics (Ambio5) is a dehydrated amniotic membrane tissue that seems to improve the outcomes following amniotic membrane transplantation.

He has used this product successfully in more than 200 cases and described a particularly difficult case in which the patient had undergone a previous graft rejection and had a complicated medical history.

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