NextGen | ReGen Healing
Questions about amnioK? Watch the video below and find out if amnioK is right for your practice and your patients.
DO I HAVE NK PATIENTS?
The answer is most likely, YES. NK is frequently present, but often missed.
HOW DO I KNOW?
Patients treated for dry eye aren’t responding. Additionally, patients may present with keratitis with a neurotrophic component.
WHAT HEALS NK?
Nerve growth factors are extremely important for healing NK, and currently, there are only two available treatments: Oxervate and AMT.
Oxervate requires FREQUENT DOSING for SEVERAL WEEKS.
AMT, on the other hand, usually has a SHORT DURATION with an EASY-TO-FOLLOW eye drop regimen.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER TREATING PATIENTS WITH amnioK?
Proactive ocular surface management is a key to long-term success, however regression can occur, resulting in reoccurrence and flare-ups. aminioK can be SAFELY REPEATED if needed.
IS amnioK REIMBURSEABLE?
Yes. The national average reimbursement is more than $1,400 per eye with relatively low COG.
What ARE aminioK BEST PRACTICES?
- Don’t separately bill for BCL.
- Remember to check the AC first.
- Remember to support adequate oxygen delivery to reduce the risk of infection.
- Maintain allograft in a dry environment at room temperature
- (18°C/64°F to 34°C/93°F)
- No refrigeration is necessary
- Apply dry or wet to ocular surface
- Apply either graft surface to the wound site; Symmetric design removes stromal layer/epithelial layer facing requirements
- Graft may be manipulated in place and/or repositioned during surgery
Preparation and Application
- Open the product package and remove peel-pouch containing the amnion graft.
- Open outer pouch and place inner pouch onto the sterile field.
- Wait to open inner package until ready to place graft onto wound site.
- Before Application peel open or trim through inner pouch to expose the graft.
- Remove graft using sterile gloves or smooth tip forceps.
- Apply the graft over the intended site.
- If necessary, a graft may be hydrated prior to applying to the surgical site
- Sutures or adhesives may be used if necessary.