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When patients experience ocular surface trauma from infection, injury or severe dry eye, applying an amniotic membrane can help jump-start the healing response. The newest option, AcellFX from Akorn Eye Care, is a human acellular amniotic membrane that the company says is shelf-stable and ready for immediate use.
AcellFX is a thin, nearly transparent tissue with a diameter of 5mm, according to Akorn. The company says the product can be stored at room temperature for up to five years and requires no thawing or rinsing prior to placement. The human amniotic membrane that makes up AcellFX should be naturally absorbed by the eye; amniotic tissue is donated by rigorously screened, healthy mothers giving birth through C-sections, product literature states.
For more information, visit www.acellfx.com.