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Dry Eye Center of Excellence


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ, April 15, 2016 – Advanced Eyecare of Hillsborough has been certified to prescribe and administer advanced treatments for Dry Eye Disease by Bio-Tissue, the industry leader in regenerative tissue therapies and ocular hygiene products for lid margin and ocular surface diseases.

According to the National Eye Institute (NEI) over twenty-five million Americans 50 years of age and older are estimated to have Dry Eye. As a Dry Eye Center of Excellence, Advanced Eyecare & Vision Gallery now offers patients PROKERA®, a biologic corneal bandage/medical device used by eye doctors around the world to treat Dry Eye Disease and other ocular surface conditions. Dry Eye Disease is a chronic and progressive condition that if left untreated can become more severe.

“We are pleased to become a Dry Eye Center of Excellence and to now offer our patients such an advanced treatment for Dry Eye Disease,” said Dr. Barbara Tarbell. “Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease such as itchy and red eyes, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light can be very uncomfortable and affect your quality of life. Often by the time I see patients they have tried traditional methods such as eye drops with no relief. PROKERA goes beyond managing symptoms to heal the surface of your eye and return it to a normal, healthy state.”

In a recent patient survey, 93% of patients with Dry Eye said they felt better after treatment with PROKERA. Similar to a contact lens, PROKERA is made of amniotic tissue, which has natural therapeutic actions that help heal the eye faster with less pain, scarring, and inflammation. PROKERA is the only FDA-cleared therapeutic device that both reduces inflammation and promotes healing, and is easily inserted in the doctor’s office. Clinical studies have shown PROKERA reduces the sign and symptoms of Dry Eye, and helps soothe pain, heal the eye, and improve vision.

Bio-Tissue, a subsidiary of TissueTech, is a privately held ophthalmic biologic therapeutics company that develops innovative, biologic wound healing solutions for the prevention and treatment of ocular surface diseases and disorder, such as keratitis, pterygium, recurrent corneal erosion, Dry Eye Disease, and chemical burns. Based on its unique platform technology and patented CryoTek™ cryopreservation method, Bio-Tissue’s products use amniotic membrane to promote anti-inflammation and pro-healing of the eye surface. Bio-Tissue is a leader in the ophthalmic industry with 15 years of clinical history, 25 years of government-funded scientific research, 300 peer-reviewed publications, and over 200 thousand successful human transplantations. For more information please visit   Advanced Eyecare & Vision Gallery is located in Hillsborough, NJ.   Since 1992, Advanced Eyecare & Vision Gallery has been the leader and preferred provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to our patients in Hillsborough and the surrounding areas.

Patients: For more information, please call our friendly staff at 908-281-0800 or visit