erosion (recurrent, corneal)
Last reviewed 01/2018
Minor corneal trauma may result in troublesome, recurrent symptoms of corneal pain and inflammation.
It appears that the newly regenerated epithelium is less stable and may be repeatedly shed. Typically, the pain is worst on opening the eyes in the morning and improves during the day.
- a lubricating, non-steroid ointment at night
- tear drops during the day
- the removal of the unstable epithelium under local anaesthetic may be necessary