Corneal erosion is a condition which affects the clear dome that covers the front of the eye. When the outermost layer of the cornea, known as the epithelium, becomes damaged, pain, light sensitivity, and blurred vision can result. At Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists, we offer treatment for both spontaneous and recurrent corneal erosion. Our doctors, Jeffrey A. Sheridan and Craig D. Fishman, can provide medication or soft contact lenses to protect your cornea against erosion. In more severe cases, however, surgery may be necessary. We have three offices in Eustis, Clermont, and Leesburg, FL, allowing you to receive treatment at the location that is most convenient for you.
Symptoms of Corneal Erosion
The most common symptom of corneal erosion is pain, which can range from mild to severe. Patients tend to experience the most discomfort in the morning after waking up. Other signs of erosion include:
- Light sensitivity
- Blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Watery eyes
- A persistent feeling something is in your eye
If you experience these symptoms consistently, it is a good idea to schedule an appointment at our practice. Without treatment, erosion may continue and cause more serious issues.
Am I at Risk?
There are certain factors which can increase your risk for corneal erosion, including:
- A history of eye trauma
- A previous eye ulcer
- Corneal disease, such as corneal dystrophy
- Wearing contact lenses, especially if they do not fit properly
Visiting our office regularly for routine exams is especially important if you have one or more of these risk factors. During your appointment, we can identify potential threats to your vision and help protect your eyes against corneal erosion.