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Recurrent Corneal Erosion

  • Results from defective adhesion of the epithelial cell layer.
  • A manifestation of many clinical conditions that affect the corneal surface such as previous trauma, corneal dystrophies or degenerations, but may also occur spontaneously.
  • Clinical features:
    • Symptoms:
      • Early morning awakening with painful eye
      • Foreign body sensation
      • Tearing
      • Decreased vision
      • Photophobia.
    • Signs: epithelial slippage, edema, bullae, or epithelial loss during the acute episode of erosion.
  • Treatment: lubricants, bandage soft contact lens, corneal micropuncture or excimer laser photoablation.

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