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What is the treatment for recurrent corneal erosion?

Recurrent corneal erosion is a miserable condition that is usually initiated by a tangential injury to the cornea such as a fingernail or paper cut, but it can just be spontaneous and associated with other minor abnormalities of the cornea. It is best treated by a persistent and understanding eye doctor who tries the simple treatment first.

Muro 128 for three or even six months is the easiest and safest mechanism for treatment. It is not always successful, however, and subsequent treatment may include stromal puncture and a contact lens. Stromal puncture is generally a very safe procedure, but its name makes it sound far worse and more painful than it really is. Nevertheless, if anterior stromal puncture is required and performed, it is almost always accompanied by a bandage contact lens. That lens will need to be left in place for as long as three months and perhaps even replaced with another at that time. Although contact lenses are generally safe, there is some risk of infection beneath the lens, so a persistent and knowledgeable eye doctor is essential to assist you with this problem.

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