recurrent corneal erosion


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re·cur·rent cor·ne·al e·ro·sion

repeated vesiculation followed by exfoliation of the corneal epithelium.

Recurrent corneal erosion (RCE)

Repeated erosion of the cornea. May be a result of inadequate healing of a previous abrasion.
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corneal erosion, recurrent 

Periodic loss of some of the corneal epithelium, due to its detachment from the basement membrane. It may be the result of trauma (e.g. fingernail scratch) or of some corneal dystrophy. There is severe pain, redness, lacrimation and photophobia, typically upon awakening. Management usually begins with artificial teardrops and a lubricating ointment but the acute phase requires antibiotic ointment and pressure patching or a therapeutic soft contact lens or debridement. See desmosome; Cogan's microcystic epithelial dystrophy; lattice dystrophy; Reis-Buckler's dystrophy.
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Table 1 Indications for PTK Epithelial Recurrent corneal erosions (see Figure 3, page 69), band-shaped keratopathy, bullous keratopathy, persistent epithelial defects Corneal dystrophies EBMD (see Figure 1), Reis-Bucklers, granular, lattice, Schnyder crystalline stromal dystrophy (see Figure 2, page 68), recurrence of dystrophy on graft after Keratoplasty Superficial corneal scars Post-traumatic, post-surgical, post-bacterial keratitis Irregular corneal surface Salzmann's nodular degeneration, post-pterygium removal, band keratopathy, proud nebulae in keratoconus
To be able to use appropriate slit lamp methods to recognise the signs of recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (Group 3.
To be able to identify and manage cases of recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (Group 6.
To be able to understand how different methods of slit lamp technique can be used to identify recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (Group 3.
To be able to understand the management approach for recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (Group 8.
Learning objectives To be able to understand the treatment and natural course of recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (Group 1.
To be able to assess cases of recurrent corneal erosion syndrome using appropriate techniques (Group 2.
As with R BCD, it is slowly progressive and causes deterioration of vision and recurrent corneal erosions, the latter of which may resolve with time.
It often leads to recurrent corneal erosions and requires surgery in the fourth decade of life.
With time, the opacities become more confluent and hazy (Figure 5), being associated with a significant reduction m vision and recurrent corneal erosions, the latter of which frequent.
Pain may be associated with recurrent corneal erosions, which may occur.
It causes a reduction in corneal sensitivity and photophobia, with recurrent corneal erosions.

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