This report shares the long-term outcomes of an uncommon use of prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE) treatment and scleral lenses in the treatment for patients with ptosis who are not surgical candidates.
This study aimed to describe a case of pediatric traumatic lid ptosis and follow-up during an 8-year period with PROSE treatment.
A 7-year-old Honduran girl presented with a history of severe cranial, facial, and ocular trauma as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Significant ptosis with left-sided facial paralysis and irregular astigmatism significantly reduced the patient’s visual function in the left eye. She was evaluated and treated with a scleral prosthetic device in the left eye to improve vision, the ocular surface, and overall function for activities of daily living. After 8 years of PROSE treatment, acuity in the left eye remained stable at 20/25. The corneal health remained stable throughout this period, without complications of corneal neovascularization or corneal edema.
Prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem treatment provided support of the ocular surface and mechanical left upper eyelid lift in a traumatic eyelid ptosis, ultimately providing improved visual function during an extensive 8-year period in a pediatric patient. Further studies are needed to evaluate the applicability of this approach in broader ptosis cases.