PROSE (Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem) is a medical treatment developed by BostonSight, experts in the treatment of diseased and damaged corneas and dry eyes. PROSE is life changing. If you have critical and devastating eye issues, PROSE provides hope. It is often the only treatment that can bring relief from the suffering associated with complex corneal disease, injury, exposure, or damage.
PROSE treatment combines the expertise of a PROSE Fellow optometrist, medical specialists, and PROSE devices, which are highly advanced scleral device technology. PROSE devices can be customized beyond what is available in commercial scleral lenses. The devices are transparent domes, about the size of a nickel, and made of gas permeable plastic that allows oxygen to reach the ocular surface.
- 77% of persons with dry eye report significant success with PROSE
- 76% of persons with ocular GvHD report significant success with PROSE
- 86% of persons with keratoconus or ectasia reported significant success with PROSE
PROSE devices fit under your eyelid and rest on the sclera (the white tissue of the eye), vaulting the damaged cornea and creating a new smooth surface that protects the eye from the environment and blink trauma. The removable devices are filled with saline at the time of application, creating a fluid reservoir that bathes the eye in oxygenated artificial tears.
Eye conditions which can be improved by PROSE treatment include:
- Keratoconus and Ectasia
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Complications from Stevens Johnson Syndrome
- Graft vs. Host Disease
To learn about PROSE device application, removal, disinfection, care, and other questions please view the PROSE Device Use and Care Guide.
Your PROSE Provider
PROSE Fellows are uniquely trained optometrists who are proficient in the fitting of specialty lenses and the treatment of ocular surface disease. The PROSE Clinical Fellowship curriculum, delivered by BostonSight doctors, builds off of their expertise to educate them in all aspects of PROSE treatment and compassionate, patient-centered care. PROSE Fellows work with ophthalmologists, corneal specialists, and other medical specialists to provide you optimal care throughout the treatment process.
Current PROSE Fellows at The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences include Dr. Chantelle Mundy and Dr. Stephanie Pisano.