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Old 11-25-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
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Corneal Abrasion Question

I scratched my cornea a couple weeks ago, went to the doctor and it was fine by the next day. but over the last couple weeks it keeps getting irritated and feels like it just isn't healing right. usualy in the morning when i wake up I feel like when I open my eye, it hurts a lot just like it did when I first scratched it. it gets better during the day, but it's really annoying and i'm wondering if anyone else is having this problem I haven't called the doctor yet and I'm not sure if they can even do anything about this. I keep hoping it will just go away. Any advice?

 
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:44 PM   #2
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Re: Corneal Abrasion Question

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I scratched my cornea a couple weeks ago, went to the doctor and it was fine by the next day. but over the last couple weeks it keeps getting irritated and feels like it just isn't healing right. usualy in the morning when i wake up I feel like when I open my eye, it hurts a lot just like it did when I first scratched it. it gets better during the day, but it's really annoying and i'm wondering if anyone else is having this problem I haven't called the doctor yet and I'm not sure if they can even do anything about this. I keep hoping it will just go away. Any advice?
It looks like you have RCES - Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome or Corneal Erosion for short. The real "giveaway" is the fact it is almost always (or always) happening in the morning. The condition is curable (especially with PTK but PTK / laser surgery may not be necessary as there are many other course of options for treatment including eye ointments that may or may not be effective). See the threads here on this forum for Corneal Erosion and research it. You should definitely see an Ophthalmologist and don't be hesitant in seeking second opinions as some with RCES may find that eye docs only stick with one course of treatment and are not able to provide adequate treatment when their recommendations fail. For starters - consider adding artificial tears before opening your eyes in the morning and make sure the artificial tears go in your eye(s) right where the nose meets the eye. What happens is the cells are not sticking down right and in the morning when you move your eyelids, the eyelids are pulling the cells off again (think of it like a bandaid stuck to a scab). By adding artificial tears, before moving your eyes, it will lubricate them so the eyelid doesn't pull off the cells. This will avoid the erosions and allow the cells to stick down and heal depending on the degree of your condition. Normally, most docs won't even mention this but it is very effective. The first course of treatment they recommend at night is Muro 128 ointment (over the counter) which may cure the condition. When it fails, some docs have no more solutions except to continue using it, others may recommend PTK which is very effective but again, research all your options and check out the threads here and on internet searches on "Corneal Erosion."

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Old 11-25-2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Re: Corneal Abrasion Question

I agree, sounds like RCE. Most optometrists are able to handle this as well.

 
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