What Happens When I Receive My Amniotic Membrane Device?
A member of our highly-trained staff will place the amniotic membrane in your eye as part of a pain-free procedure. You might experience some discomfort, and a feeling of having something in your eye, but the procedure is painless.
Once the device is in place, you will likely need to have your eye taped partially closed, as a way of limiting its exposure to things like wind, sunlight, and other factors that might interfere with the treatment process.
You’ll need to avoid the following behaviors when you have your amniotic membrane in place:
- Rubbing the treated eye
- Removing the membrane device
- Swimming, or soaking your face fully in water
- Showering with your eyes open
- Driving, operating machinery, etc.