Corneal Erosion

A corneal erosion is caused by a loose attachment of the outermost layer of the cornea (clear window on the front of the eye). This often occurs at the sight of a prior corneal injury, but may happen spontaneously. Dry eyes and some corneal dystrophies may be a contributing factor to the erosion.


These symptoms often occur upon waking and can reoccur

  • Foreign body sensation
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Red, inflamed eyes
  • Tearing

If you think you may have a corneal erosion, please call and set up an appointment with our emergency eye disease services.

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