What is Recurrent Corneal Erosion:
Recurrent corneal erosion is the failure of the cornea‘s outermost layer of epithelial cells to attach to the underlying layer. Due to loss of cells, and exposure of sensitive corneal nerves this condition is agonizing and painful. Recurrent corneal erosion may be due to corneal dystrophy or corneal disease, but is generally caused from a previous corneal injury. Some predisposing factors, such as diabetes or a corneal dystrophy, may be the underlying cause.
Signs and Symptoms
- Severe pain (especially after awakening)
- Blurred vision
- Foreign body sensation
- Dryness and irritation
- Red eye
- Light sensitivit
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