Major advances in the use of amniotic membrane are making it a more ideal procedure in the field of ophthalmology for certain eye diseases and injuries.
The story of grafting and bandage methods in eye surgery reconstruction was featured in the August issue of EyeWorld Magazine.
“Amniotic membrane is a popular choice among ophthalmologists for many different types of ocular reconstruction surgeries pertaining to the anterior segment of the eye,” said Jennifer Wehmeyer, Scientist II, Research & Development at BioBridge Global.
Amniotic membrane, or amnion, is the innermost layer of the placenta that forms around the fetus. The amnion is carefully removed from the rest of the placenta, cleaned and sterilized, and then preserved for transplant through freezing or dehydration.