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.
- Early morning awakening with painful eye
- Foreign body sensation
- Decreased vision
- 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