Amniotic Membrane Grafting in Nashville, TN
If you need surgery to repair the damage of an eye disorder, amniotic membrane grafting may be used during the procedure. Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life offers amniotic membrane grafting treatment for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro, Cookeville and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
What is Amniotic Membrane Grafting?
Amniotic membrane is part of the placenta that is proven to stimulate cell development. The membrane is used in several areas of medicine to promote healing. In ophthalmology, amniotic membrane grafting is used for reconstructing the surface of the eye after the cornea is damaged.
Benefits of Amniotic Membrane Grafting
Amniotic membrane grafting offers several benefits over other methods. The cells of the membrane mimic the cells in the eye. When the membrane is placed over an injury or area of damage, it works with the healthy cells to heal the area.
What Conditions are Treated with Amniotic Membrane Grafting?
Dr. Horn recommends amniotic membrane grafting for:
- Ulcers of the cornea
- Pterygium removal
- Reconstructing the surface of the conjunctiva, the clear membrane on the outer surface of the eyeball
Is Amniotic Membrane Grafting Right for Me?
Amniotic membrane grafting is a specialized technique. The best way to know if the procedure is right for you is to consult with Dr. Horn.
Amniotic Membrane Grafting
The amniotic membrane is harvested from the placenta after childbirth. During the procedure, Dr. Horn places the amniotic membrane over the area of the eye that is being treated. He attaches the membrane to the eye surface using sutures or a special type of surgical adhesive.
How Much Does Amniotic Membrane Grafting Treatment Cost in Nashville?
The cost of your amniotic membrane grafting treatment may be covered by your vision and medical insurance. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard®, and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.
At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers amniotic membrane grafting treatment for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!