Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE)
Flaum Eye Institute is one of only twelve sites in the United States which offers BostonSight® PROSE (prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem) in collaboration with Boston Foundation for Sight.
BostonSight® PROSE is a treatment to restore visual function to patients with complex corneal disease, enabling them to reclaim their lives. During PROSE treatment, physicians design and customize these prosthetic devices that replace or support damaged ocular functions by reducing pain and light sensitivity and restoring visual function. PROSE can be the ideal—and sometimes only—treatment capable of restoring vision and dramatically reducing symptoms such as eye pain, severe dry eye, blurry vision and light sensitivity.
Benefits of PROSE treatment:
- Reduces symptoms and supports healing by restoring a healthy ocular surface ecosystem
- Improves visual function by masking surface corneal irregularities and transmitting a sharp image to the back of the eye
- Prevents damage by protecting the cornea against the environment and eyelids
PROSE has been used successfully to treat thousands of patients suffering from conditions such as:
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Chronic ocular graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)
- Dry eye syndrome
- Sjogren's syndrome
- Ocular trauma
- Complications of LASIK
- Complications of cornea transplantation
Our PROSE clinic is under the direction of PROSE Clinical Fellow Tara Vaz, OD who works with corneal specialist James Aquavella, MD . Together this team treats some of the rarest and most severe corneal diseases and collaborates with Krystel Huxlin, PhD and Geunyoon Young, PhD, to improve medical therapy through innovative research.