Treatment of Persistent Corneal Epithelial Defect With Overnight Wear of a Prosthetic Device for the Ocular Surface – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To report experience in the treatment of persistent corneal epithelial defect using overnight wear of a prosthetic device for the ocular surface.Design: Retrospective interventional case series.Methods: A clinical database of patients who underwent prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE) treatment from March 2003 to August 2008 was searched to identify patients treated for persistent corneal epithelial defect. In early 2003, overnight wear of a PROSE device and addition of commercially available, nonpreserved, topical ophthalmic moxifloxacin to the saline in the device reservoir became standard practice at this center when treating persistent corneal epithelial defect. Medical records were (Read more...)

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