The History and Future of Amniotic Membrane Use in Medicine

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A Mika Moy, OD, FAAO

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amniotic membrane

Abstract

The use of AM in medicine is expanding in many specialty areas of medicine including ocular applications. Although the history of the use of this tissue showed modest success in the early 1900s, newer methods of storage have made the membrane more available and expanded its use. The future of this tissue in eye care lies in the development of a drop form containing key biologics to treat patients more easily and persistently over time.

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