Umbilical cord-derived allografts like AmnioPlast THICK have been used as an ocular biological barrier, are suturable, and also relatively transparent for good cosmetic outcomes
Shields, Repairs & Reconstructs
The thickness and superior tensile strength of umbilical cord allografts make them an excellent option to shield and prevent erosion of Glaucoma Drainage devices following shunt surgery.
Such allografts have also previously been used in the following repair and reconstructive surgical applications.
Corneal perforations: Corneal trauma following an accident, surgery, or a persistent epithelial defect post a corneal ulcer
Corneal descemetocele: A rare but grave result of progressive corneal ulceration causing herniation of the corneal descemet membrane
Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia (OSSN): A common ocular surface malignancy that can range from mild epithelial dysplasia to invasive squamous carcinoma