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Did you know that recurrent corneal erosion syndrome can cause significant discomfort and vision problems?
At Vision Clinic Sydney, we understand the impact of this condition on your quality of life. Our team is experienced in treating recurrent corneal erosion and offer solutions to alleviate your symptoms and restore your eye health. Contact us to book an appointment.
Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES) may occur in patients with recent fingernail or plant trauma to the cornea. Rarely it can also occur in patients with corneal dystrophy or diabetes.
RCES affects the outermost layer of the eye’s cornea (corneal epithelium or corneal epithelial cells), causing it to repeatedly erode or break down, leading to discomfort, pain, and visual disturbances. The cornea plays a crucial role in focusing light onto the retina, and any damage to its surface can result in blurred vision and sensitivity to light.
RCES can be triggered by various factors, including:
Patients who have had previous corneal abrasions or who suffer from certain genetic disorders are also at higher risk of experiencing recurrent corneal erosion.
Severe pain, irritation, redness and watering upon waking and opening the eyelids. Medical therapy usually involves temporising measures such as bandage contact lenses, drops and tablets. A range of definitive surgical treatment options exist for patients with this debilitating condition.
Symptoms of recurrent corneal erosion include:
Medical therapy usually involves temporising measures such as bandage contact lenses, drops and tablets. A range of definitive surgical treatment options exist for patients with this debilitating condition.
Untreated recurrent corneal erosion can lead to complications like:
Seeking professional evaluation and treatment is essential to prevent long-term damage to your eyesight.
At Vision Clinic Sydney, we employ state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques to accurately diagnose recurrent corneal erosion. Through a comprehensive eye examination, corneal mapping, and other specialised tests, we can identify the underlying cause and severity of your condition.
The treatment for recurrent corneal erosion aims to facilitate corneal healing, reduce discomfort, and prevent further episodes. The specific treatment approach will depend on the patient’s condition and may include:
At Vision Clinic Sydney, we take pride in our dedication to providing the highest standard of care for our patients.
With our cutting-edge technology and personalised treatment plans, you can rest assured that your eye health is in capable hands. Take the first step towards clearer vision and a better quality of life by booking a consultation with our specialists today.
Dr Nikhil Kumar has a long-standing admiration for the complexities of the eye, leading him to pursue ophthalmology as a speciality. He was awarded a degree in Medicine from the University of Newcastle in 1998 and went on to finish his specialised training in ophthalmology at the Sydney Eye Hospital in 2008.
Dr Kumar has further subspecialist cornea training and has worked as a cornea subspecialist for over fourteen years. His area of expertise includes cataract surgery, refractive surgery, corneal transplantation, pterygium removal, keratoconus management and laser vision correction.
We are located in the central business district of Sydney in New South Wales. Our physical address is Level 6, Suite 605, 229 Macquarie St., Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.
Below you can find our most frequently asked questions:
Yes, recurrent corneal erosion is a serious condition that requires prompt attention and treatment. If left untreated, it can lead to complications such as corneal scarring, recurrent infections, and vision impairment.
The treatment for recurrent corneal erosion aims to facilitate corneal healing, reduce discomfort, and prevent further episodes. The specific treatment approach will depend on the patient’s condition.
Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy, often abbreviated as EBMD, is a common eye condition that affects the cornea. It is characterised by irregularities in the basement membrane of the corneal epithelium, the outermost layer of the eye.