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FAQ About PROSE Lenses and Keratoconus

Welcome to our FAQ page, where we delve into some of the most frequently asked questions about keratoconus, shedding light on treatments such as Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL), corneal transplants, scleral lenses, PROSE, EyePrint Pro, and more. This resource is designed to provide clarity and insight into various aspects of keratoconus treatments, helping you navigate your journey with informed confidence.

Keratoconus Specialists of Maryland, where we have been dedicated to providing expert care for individuals with keratoconus for over 40 years. Our practice is at the forefront of keratoconus treatment, offering a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.

With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by those with keratoconus, our team is committed to delivering the highest quality of care. We pride ourselves on our ability to restore hope and improve the vision of many patients who had previously felt hopeless about their condition. Our personalized approach ensures that every patient receives the best possible treatment, empowering them to achieve better vision and an enhanced quality of life.

We are proud to serve patients from across Maryland, including the cities of Annapolis, Baltimore, Bethesda, Columbia, Frederick, Glen Burnie, Hunt Valley, Owings Mills, Pikesville, Rockville, and Towson. We also welcome many patients traveling from Virginia, including Alexandria, Fairfax, Reston, Tysons, and Vienna, as well as from Pennsylvania, including Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster, and York.

FAQs on PROSE Lenses and Keratoconus

What are PROSE lenses and how do they work for Keratoconus?

PROSE (Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem) lenses are custom-designed scleral lenses that create a new, smooth optical surface over the irregular cornea characteristic of keratoconus. They work by vaulting over the cornea and resting on the sclera, filled with a saline solution that continuously bathes the eye, helping to improve vision and comfort.

How are PROSE lenses different from other contact lenses?

PROSE lenses are larger than standard contact lenses and are specifically designed to manage complex corneal conditions like keratoconus. They provide a unique combination of vision correction, protection, and healing of the ocular surface by creating a liquid reservoir that constantly hydrates the eye.

Who is a good candidate for PROSE lenses?

Good candidates for PROSE lenses are individuals with keratoconus who have not achieved satisfactory results with traditional contact lenses or glasses. PROSE lenses are particularly beneficial for those with severe corneal irregularities or those who experience discomfort with other types of lenses.

What is the fitting process for PROSE lenses?

The fitting process for PROSE lenses involves a comprehensive evaluation by a specially trained eye care professional. It includes detailed corneal mapping and imaging to design a lens that fits the unique contours of the patient’s eye. The process may require multiple visits to ensure the best possible fit and comfort.

What are the benefits of PROSE lenses for individuals with Keratoconus?

PROSE lenses offer several benefits for individuals with keratoconus, including improved visual acuity, reduced glare and light sensitivity, enhanced comfort, and protection of the cornea. They can also help to stabilize vision and slow the progression of the disease by providing a supportive environment for the eye.