This new double thickness 100 micron tissue represents the latest in biologics technology for ocular surface reconstruction including:
Conjunctivoplasty – AmnioTek 2 shows good result as a graft in all pathologies resulting in conjunctival tissue loss, such as large conjunctival defects are difficult to treat, with little conjunctival reserve.
Pterygium excision – AmnioTek 2 shows good results when used in place of autograft, especially in large pterygium where little conjunctival reserve is available.
Fornix Reconstruction – AmnioTek 2 is a viable option for fornix reconstruction. It prevents fornix shortening and is valuable in patients who are unable to retain an ocular prosthesis.
Amnion membrane has been successfully employed in the surgical treatment of the ocular surface in well over 100,000 cases over the past decade
AmnioTek offers the ophthalmic surgeon an effective, natural, minimally processed dehydrated, device-like amniotic membrane tissue featuring anti-inflammatory and anti-adhesive properties ideal for wound covering and wound healing applications.
AmnioTek is a proven effective treatment for a host of ocular surface conditions.
AmnioTek amniotic tissue meets the most stringent donor screening and serological testing standards to ensure safety. AmnioTek is delivered sterile, dry and with a 3 year room-temperature shelf-life greatly reducing storage and shipping logistical costs incurred by other frozen allograft technologies.
What is the size of the membrane?
The size of each piece of AmnioTek 2 is 3 x 3 cm, one box of AmnioTek has one such piece.
What is the correct orientaton of the graft?
AmnioTek 2 is a double layered graft so it can be put in any orientation as both sides are stromal surfaces.
What is the shelf life of AmnioTek 2?
The shelf life of AmnioTek 2 is 3 years in the box. Once the box is opened it has to be used in the same sterile field.
Is it possible to re-sterilise the membrane once the box is open?
No, the membrane can not be re-seterilised after the packing is open, as sterility is lost once the box is open.