Amniotic Membranes

Amniotic membranes are used like biological bandages. These are either cryopreserved (frozen) or dehydrated membranes made from the innermost layer of the placenta. The tissue is collected during planned C-section births from consenting mothers. Donors are screened for communicable diseases, and the tissue is treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics after collection. Amniotic membranes have the ability to promote corneal healing, while also having anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring properties.