When a tree branch injures your eye

When the cornea has been injured, it can be more easily injured again.  In this case, a tree branch caused a corneal abrasion over a year ago, but has caused episodes of tearing and pain at night time.   A bandage contact lens worn during the day and nigh, seems counter-intuitive, but helps immensely with cornealContinue reading “When a tree branch injures your eye”

Corneal Erosion

Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome involves the corneal epithelium and epithelial basement membrane.  This can cause moderate to severe eye pain, sensitivity to light, tearing, and corneal scarring leading to visual changes. Treatment includes: Antibiotics and pain relievers.  For painful episodes, an antibiotic ointment, such as erythromycin or bacitracin, is recommended to prevent bacterial infection.  OralContinue reading “Corneal Erosion”

Corneal Erosion

Recurrent corneal erosion is a condition characterized by the failure of the cornea’s epithelial cells to attach to the underlying basement membrane (Bowman’s layer). The condition is excruciatingly painful because the loss of these cells results in the exposure of sensitive corneal nerves. Symptoms include recurring attacks of severe ocular pain, feeling like there’s something inContinue reading “Corneal Erosion”