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Question:
What is recurrent corneal erosion? 

Answer:
The recurrent corneal erosion syndrome is an intermittent loss of surface skin cells of the cornea, called epithelial cells. When lost or pulled off by the movement of the lid, this leaves a bare spot on the cornea. This usually occurs spontaneously, often in the early morning, and can be very painful. The syndrome can occur after an injury such as a glancing injury to the corneal surface or in certain corneal conditions including severe dry eye. This condition is treatable although sometimes difficult to treat quickly. If you are troubled by this problem consult your ophthalmologist and he/she can help you with this problem.

Answered by: Ivan Schwab, MD Dr. Ivan Schwab

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Sep 10, 2012

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