What are the Causes?
RES typically occurs in eyes that have suffered from an abrasive injury such as from a fingernail or paper cut. The area heals initially, but is prone to recurrent erosions in the future. Some patients may have an underlying corneal dystrophy that predisposes to RES.
What Treatments are available?
The treatment of recurrent erosion syndrome is often inadequate, with many patient suffering with symptoms for years. At LaserVision, the surgeons can perform the most effective treatment with the aid of the excimer laser. Photo therapeutic keratectomy (PTK), which uses the excimer laser to treat the surface, has the highest success rates for treating RES as proven by several studies.Book a consultation