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.
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Recurrent corneal erosion (RCE)

Repeated erosion of the cornea. May be a result of inadequate healing of a previous abrasion.
Mentioned in: Corneal 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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: Limb abnormalities - clubbed feet, missing fingers or toes, chest-wall abnormalities, crossed eyes, difficulty in breathing and/or in swallowing, and corneal erosion resulting from difficulty in blinking There is no single way of treating or curing Moebius syndrome and the best course of action will be dependent on the severity of an individual's symptoms.
Corneal erosion sometimes recurred but it recovered in about a week.
[29, 30] proved the efficacy and safety of autologous serum eye drops (ASE) for the treatment of dry eye disease (DED) and persistent epithelial defect (PED) [29, 30], studies have proven that blood-derived products are innovative therapeutic agents for various ocular surface disorders, such as DED [31], PED [32], neurotrophic keratitis [33], recurrent corneal erosion [34], and chemical burns [35].
(14) Clinical manifestations include opacification of the central or midperipheral cornea, dense arcus senilis, reduced corneal sensitivity, and recurrent corneal erosion. (15) Bietti corneal dystrophy shows an autosomal recessive inheritance pattern and is characterized by progressive night blindness and narrowing of the visual field.
In the next 3 months there was a worsening of the ocular discomfort and at observation she had a bilateral inferior keratitis with a corneal erosion in the right eye.
Reduction in neurotrophic stimuli induces a thin epithelial layer that may lead to recurrent corneal erosion [137].
Romagnoli, "Alcohol delamination in the treatment of recurrent corneal erosion: an electron microscopic study," British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
It caused a laceration to the cornea - and although the initial injury has healed, he has been left with 'corneal erosion syndrome,' as a result of which his eye is still intermittently painful.
The natural history and management of recurrent corneal erosion: a prospective randomised trial.
(9,10) Pathogenic microorganisms produce certain enzymes that can destroy collagen and lead to corneal erosion and perforation.

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