Dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis siccs – KCS) is a condition in which either the tears aren’t produced in appropriate amount or they don’t have the correct consistency and thus don’t remain on the surface of the eye.
Inflammation of the eye can also occur along with dry eye that can lead to ulcers, scars and pain in cornea and sometimes loss of vision if left untreated. The loss of vision from dry eye is usually temporary and rarely permanent.
PVR PROSE Treatment for Dry Eye
PVR PROSE (prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem) is helpful in providing relief to patients suffering from severe dry eye that can be caused by corneal disease or cancers usually.
PVR PROSE devices are custom made specially designed for individuals as per their specific condition and requirement. They contain a layer of fluid between the eye and the lens and continuously bathe the surface of the eye with saline.
The device used in PVR PROSE rests on the sclera, the white part of the eye. It’s composed of gas permeable material that allows gas exchange easily through the lens, so that the oxygen supply to the cornea remains adequate. When the lens is fitted on the affected eye, the saline solution is filled in between the lens and the cornea of the eye. This provides lubrication to the cornea along with creating a smooth surface on the damaged cornea. If the device is fitted on the eyes by proper technique and expertise, the pain disappears.
PVR PROSE Treatment performs three things principally:
1) Reduces the symptoms of dry eye and supporting in healing of the cornea by providing a healthy ocular surface environment
2) Masks corneal irregularities and results in improved and sharper image
3) Protects cornea against eyelids and environment, thus preventing damage to the cornea of the eye
If you’re experiencing dry eyes due to any underlying cause, consult the experts at Global Complex Eye Care to diagnose the exact issue and discuss the best possible treatment option for your specific case. Also discuss if PVR PROSE Treatment can be helpful for your particular situation.