Human Tissue Therapy Ocular
About Human Tissue Therapy Ocular
Human Tissue Therapy Ocular utilizes an acellular lyophilized amniotic tissue allograft, which forms the innermost layer of the placenta tissue.
An allograft is a tissue from a human donor that is transplanted from one body to another. Amniotic tissue allografts have been used for over 100 years to treat various medical conditions. The amniotic tissue is thin and clear likes the tissue on the surface of the eye. It is used to replace damaged tissue on the surface of your eye and provide protection.
Amniotic tissue contains a variety of naturally occurring components that are essential to fetal development, including:
- Growth Factors
- Amino Acids
Independent peer-reviewed studies have shown that amniotic tissue’s natural biological roles include mechanical and anti-microbial protection of the fetus, as well as serving as a source of growth factors to mediate biological processes.
The thin and avascular membrane acts as a protective barrier for the development fetus. Its properties provide a wide variety of potential benefits:
The membrane sheet provides a protective covering that aids in wound management.
The amniotic membrane has unique immunological properties, which will not trigger immune rejection.
The extracellular matrix acts as a scaffolding and potentiates the migration and adhesion of resident cells.
Natural cytokines in the membrane aid in its regenerative and protective traits.
A growth factor is a naturally occurring substance capable of stimulating cellular growth, proliferation, healing, and cellular differentiation. Growth factors are important for regulating a variety of cellular processes.
The following growth factors have been recorded and found in amniotic tissue: Platelet Derived Growth Factor, Epidermal Growth Factor, Transforming Growth Factors, Insulin Like Growth Factors, Hepatocyte Growth Factor, Fibroblast Growth Factor.
Reseach & Results
Multiple studies have shown that the use of amniotic tissue sheets in surgical or in-office procedures aid in healing and protection of the eye.
The amniotic tissue has natural therapeutic actions that help damage eye surfaces heal faster. Eyes treated with amniotic tissue have shown quicker healing, less pain, less scarring and less inflammation.
The amniotic tissue is an allograft that contains screened tissues derived from a living, healthy donor. As with the implantation of any human tissue, there is always the possibility of an allergic reaction or transmission of a communicable disease in connection with the use of this product.
Consult your healthcare provider regarding adverse reactions or any questions you may have regarding the use of the product.