Amniotic Membrane Transplants are the newest wave in ocular surgery. Cryopreserved amniotic membrane is used to restore ocular tissue with minimal scarring and inflammation. The donor tissue is screened for HIV, Hepatitis, Syphilis, West Nile virus and is sterile and contains no micro-organisms. This tissue is used for patients who have pterygium, chemical and thermal burns, persistent epithelial defects, recurrent corneal erosions, and other corneal problems. I have used amniotic membrane eye surgery and found it to speed would healing, decrease post surgical pain and prevent scarring. Hopefully the reader will never need this, but it is available for severely damaged eyes as well as for cosmetic improvement.This procedure is FDA approved in the United States.
On a lighter note, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2012.
I also would like to thank my staff for all their hard work this past year.