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Conditions

Recurrent corneal erosion (RCES)

Recurrent corneal erosion (RCES)

An intermittent, recurrent condition where the corneal surface breaks and tears causing sudden onset pain, discomfort and a watery eye.

It usually occurs upon waking and is due to an area of weak corneal epithelium (surface layer of cells) that is disturbed by the eyelid. It is often following an injury, such as a finger-poke, where the surface cells heal within 24-48hrs but do not form firm adhesions to the deeper layers of the cornea making the area prone to breaking down and recurring.

Treatment involves surface excimer laser (PTK or phototherapeutic keratectomy) or alcohol delamination (see treatments). The aim of both is to remove the unhealthy epithelium and weak surface bonds allowing the new epithelium to adhere to the deeper corneal layers, breaking the recurrent cycle and symptoms.

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Treatments

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Treatment

LASEK / TRANS-PRK

LASEK (Laser Assisted Epithelial Keratomileusis) and TransPRK (Transepithelial PhotoRefractive Keratectomy) are two forms of laser eye surgery where treatment takes place on the surface of the eye.

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LASEK / TRANS-PRK
LASIK

Treatment

LASIK

Laser eye surgery is the name given to a group of procedures designed to correct the eye’s refractive error and reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses. 

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Treatment

SMILE / CLEAR

SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction), is a form of ‘keyhole' laser eye surgery that helps to correct short-sightedness and astigmatism.

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SMILE / CLEAR
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