The Dry Eye Zone    
FAQ News Dry Eye Encyclopedia About The Dry Eye Zone Contact
 
   
   
Corneal erosion
 
IN BRIEF

Erosion of surface cells of the cornea (epithelium) caused by severe dry eye or trauma.

 
DISCUSSION

How do you know you have an erosion? Sudden increase of pain and light sensitivity are useful signs. If you suspect an erosion, it's a good idea to see the doctor.

In uncontrolled dry eye conditions, when the epithelium is fragile and the tear film poor, erosions are always a danger. Not merely failure to care for the eyes, but any adverse environment may place them at risk, such as air travel which notoriously dries the eyes. (Even my 2-year-old complaints of sore eyes after a transatlantic flight.)

 
ILLUSTRATIONS

 

 
links and references

See also recurrent corneal erosions

Google
DryEyeZone    Web
 

The Dry Eye Shop

The Dry Eye Shop

Owned and operated by The Dry Eye Company

 
         
   

 

 

 

The Dry Eye Zone home page The Dry Eye Zone home page