PROSE Therapy Used to Minimize Corneal Trauma in Patients With Corneal Epithelial Defects

Purpose: To review the effectiveness of continuous or extended daily wear of Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE) for treating recurrent or persistent corneal epithelial defects from a variety of causes that were refractory to conventional therapy in 9 patients.Design: Retrospective case series.Methods: The medical records of 9 patients with a history of recurrent or persistent corneal epithelial defects resistant to conventional medical treatment who received treatment at the Cullen Eye Institute between January 2011 and July 2012 were reviewed. Demographic information, etiology, prior treatment, and outcome of PROSE treatment were analyzed. Recurrence after cessation of PROSE and (Read more...)

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