Dry Eye Syndrome: Dry eyes can occur for no reason at all or from secondary causes such as diet, medications and even underlying systemic illnesses. Treatment: artificial tears, topical corticosteroids, Restasis® and punctal occlusion. Unfortunately these treatments do not cure the syndrome but can make symptoms bearable. Changes in diet such as drinking more water, avoiding caffeine and environments which exacerbate the problem (e.g. air-conditioning, ceiling fans) and taking dietary supplements like flax seed oil or omega-3 fatty acids can help as well.
Ludwig Opthalmology Centre is pleased to offer our patients PROKERA®, 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 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 similar to a contact lens and is made of amniotic tissue, which is known for its natural therapeutic actions and heals 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 sign and symptoms of Dry Eye, and helps soothe pain, heal the eye, and improve vision.
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.