The Boston Scleral Lens in the management of severe ocular surface disease.

@article{Rosenthal2003TheBS,
  title={The Boston Scleral Lens in the management of severe ocular surface disease.},
  author={Perry Rosenthal and Janis Cotter},
  journal={Ophthalmology clinics of North America},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={89-93}
}
Fluid-ventilated, gas-permeable scleral lenses are a valuable front-line tool in the management of severe ocular surface disease. In addition to enhancing vision, they have the potential to reduce greatly the disabling ocular pain and photophobia associated with SJS, TEN, and ocular cicatricial pemphigoid. They are also useful in healing some PEDs that are refractory to all other treatment strategies and in reducing PED recurrence in stem cell-deficient and neurotrophic corneas. The therapeutic… CONTINUE READING

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