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What is recurrent corneal erosion?

What is recurrent corneal erosion?

Defective adhesion: This occurs, usually after a corneal abrasion, when the new skin (epithelium) covers the cornea but has defective adhesion to the underlying basement membrane. This leads to partial elevation of the epithelium and sometimes reproduction of the initial abrasion. It can last several years and is painful. A corneal specialist can recommended ways to lessen the pain and time. ...Read more

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How to improve recurrent corneal erosion?

How to improve recurrent corneal erosion?

Meds then surgery: Usually you want to move from least to most aggressive treatment. Utilizing topical and oral anti-inflammatories as well as lubricating treatment should be tried first. Stromal puncture should only be used for small areas outside of the visual axis as scarring can occur. Laser ptk can be used for a larger area that is more anterior, especially if the cornea is steep or the pt is nearsighted. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of recurrent corneal erosion?

How can I get rid of recurrent corneal erosion?

Meds then surgery: Usually you want to move from least to most aggressive treatment. Utilizing topical and oral anti-inflammatories as well as lubricating treatment should be tried first. Then superficial keratectomy and diamond polishing can be used followed by possible stromal puncture and laser ptk. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for recurrent corneal erosion?

Lubrication: Lubrication (ointment) at bedtime is a medical therapy for recurrent corneal erosion. It works about half of the time. When this does not work, i curette the cornea which is curative in most cases. ...Read more

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Cataracts at 59 yrs old after corneal erosion problem, what to do?

Cataracts at 59 yrs old after corneal erosion problem, what to do?

Unrelated: Cataracts can certainly occur at age 59. Their appearance is unrelated to the corneal erosion that was experienced. If your ophthalmologist thinks your vision will improve with cataract removal then by all means have it done. ...Read more

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Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome, what are treatments options for this?

Here are some:: Medical treatment: nightly use of lubricant ointment such as muro 128. Surgical treatment: corneal curette, phototherapeutic keratectomy, stromal puncture. Surgery usually cures it. ...Read more

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I had PTK a year ago to treat my recurrent corneal erosion, is there a possible way I can wear contact lenses again without it relapsing?

I had PTK a year ago to treat my recurrent corneal erosion, is there a possible way I can wear contact lenses again without it relapsing?

Yes: The PTK treatment usually establishes the creation of a new out skin of the cornea (epithelium) not susceptible to the kind of loosening that causes recurrent corneal erosion. So with proper fitting and power you can restart to wear contact lenses. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a corneal erosion and a corneal abrasion?

What is the difference between a corneal erosion and a corneal abrasion?

Basically the same: This is a semantics issue. An erosion and abrasion are a loss of the surface epithelium of the cornea, the front clear surface of the eye. They imply that there is no active infection. They are essentially treated the same. Often, an erosion occurs spontaneously without any trauma. A typical abrasion is precipitated by an injury to the eye such as a fingernail. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the differance between a corneal erosion and a corneal abrasion?

Please help! what is the differance between a corneal erosion and a corneal abrasion?

Different cause: Both of these cause defects on the corneal surface. Abrasions usually are caused by trauma of some sort, while erosions are usually metabolic and caused by infection, underlying disease, etc. Abrasions usually heal rapidly and spontaneously while erosions commonly require medication and the treatment of the underlying condition. ...Read more