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A 42-year-old member asked:

I need some tips on how to improve from recurrent corneal erosion?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Recurrent errosion: Recurrent corneal erosion. This is where the epithelium, skin layer, that was scratched (the abrasion) does not completely heal down and will recurrently and spontaneously slide or come up and cause pain, blurred vision. With time it will stick or heal back down. Treatment is lubricate with artificial tears during the day and then and ointment or gel at bedtime. Every night for at least month.
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Consult EyeMD: For more severe patients we recommend muro 128 ointment at bedtime and muro 128 drops breakfast, lunch and dinner with lubricating drops as needed. For very severe patients, anterior stromal puncture porcedure.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about recurrent corneal erosions?

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Dr. Edward Burney
44 years experience
Recurrent erosion: Usually occurs subsequent to ocular trauma or epithelial disease. New tissue healing over old does not bond like the original, so dry eye or rubbing can redetach the healed area, or reinjure the eye. Uusally treat with lubricants.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Do you suffer from recurrent corneal erosions?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Sort of: This is a condition following corneal abrasion in which the surface of the cornea (the epithelium) has defective adhesion and lifts up a little reproducing the symptoms or rarely actually recreating the abrasion. It is very uncomfortable so those who have it 'suffer' to some degree. There is fairly effective control and treatment but it can be a persistent problem.
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