Recurrent Corneal Erosion

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.