Boston Ocular Surface Prosthesis Shows Promise In Burns

March 28, 2012

Ophthalmology: The Boston Ocular Surface Prosthesis is like a big, sophisticated contact lens. It can save the conjunctival fornix,  keep the cornea lubricated and be used a drug reservoir for antibiotic delivery to the cornea in severe cases of thermal injury, and thus it can truly save eyes that would otherwise would quickly go blind. It really ought to be available in every burn unit, and it’s easy to insert and remove.

 

 

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