AmbioDisk™ is our 4th generation amniotic membrane (AM) technology - a sutureless, overlay AM disk for the office-based or surgical treatment of the ocular surface.
The 15mm AmbioDisk configuration is available in both the Ambio2™ (35 microns thick) and Ambio5® (100+ microns thick) technologies. Our new 9mm and 12mm diameter versions are available in the Ambio2 option only.
- Non-Healing Epithelial Defects
- Neurotrophic Ulcerations
- Corneal Erosions
- Acute Chemical/Thermal Burns
- Post-Infectious Keratitis (herpetic, vernal, bacterial)
Viable and Biostructurally Intact
- The scientifically-based Ambio2 process removes bioburden and potential virulency, but retains the devitalized, cellular components.
- Photomicrograph shows intact epithelial and fibroblast cell components – with dense extracellular matrix.
Ambio2 Amniotic Membrane Allografts
- Each allograft is cleaned, dehydrated and sterilized based upon strict, quality-controlled protocols.
- In its dry state, Ambio2 allografts are translucent, lightweight and thin.
- Nominal thickness: 40 microns.
Safety and Handling
All tissue recovered meets stringent specifications related to donor screening and testing.
Each allograft is processed, sterilized and packaged with proprietary, device-like methods – to ensure consistent, high quality tissue for transplantation.
Simple Storage and Preparation
Ambio2 Allografts are provided dehydrated for room-temp storage. No freezing or refrigeration required. Ambio2 activates with sterile saline within minutes. No thawing or soaks required.
U.S. Patent Nos. 5,932,205 and 6,143,315
The relevance of the reimbursement codes depends on indications of use and geographic region. For more information on this free service to our health care clients, please contact Katena customer service:
Treating an Epithelial Defect
John Hovanesian, M.D. treats a recurring epithelial defect with AmbioDisk, a dehydrated amniotic membrane overlay graft.
SURGICAL VIDEO: Treating an Herpetic Scar & Epithelial Ulceration
Kathryn Hatch, MD, from Talamo Hatch Laser Eye Consultants, utilizes the AmbioDisk on a 59 year old patient with a herpetic scar and epithelial ulceration.
C. Stephen Foster MD: Dehydrated Amniotic Membrane for PED's
Dr. Foster presents his clinical data and surgical video regarding the AmbioDisk corneal overlay graft at the 2012 AAO in Chicago.
AmbioDisk In-Office Procedure
Dr. Peter Cass, O.D. from Beaumont Family Eye Care details the in-office use of AmbioDisk (dehydrated amniotic membrane) made available by IOP Ophthalmics.
- Instructions for Use - The Amniotic Membrane Overlay Graft
- AmbioDisk - Office Procedure Technique
- Amniotic Membrane Overlay Graft for the Treatment of Bullous Keratopathy
- Adjunct Use of Dehydrated Amniotic Membrane for the Treatment of Ocular Chemical Burn
- Tissue Processing - The Amniotic Membrane Overlay Graft
- AmbioDisk Brochure 2012
- Amniotic Membrane Brochure 2012