How is corneal erosion treated?

Treatment is the same as for corneal abrasion, with the addition of salt solution eyedrops or ointment. If the corneal erosion keeps occurring, further treatment may be needed, including:

  • Use of a special contact lens to reduce pain and encourage healing
  • Gentle removal of the damaged epithelium
  • Removal of a small layer of corneal cells using a laser
  • Performing a procedure called anterior stromal puncture, which involves making tiny holes on the surface of the cornea to promote stronger attachments between the top layer of corneal cells and the layer of the cornea underneath.


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