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7 recurrent eye erosions in 2 mos

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  • Posted By: lynne01
  • September 18, 2008
  • 02:45 AM

I am very concerned. My 26yo/w son began with a corneal abrasion from a child' s fingernail on 7/14/08. That healed and within a week the injury eroded. that healed. But since it has recurred 7 times, today being the worst occurrence. His opth. put a band aid contact lens in today, started him on doxycycline po bid, vigamox i gtt tid, lacrilube qhs, artificial tears qid & prn, and is to see him back in 2 days. My concern is the persistent reoccurance of the erosion with symptoms worsening each time. The opth. has had him on vit.c , lysine, and fish oil, lacrilube qhs as a standard care. My question is could there be an underlying infection or systemic disease that is causing this to reoccur? What systemic problems can cause this? Does Map-Dot-Dystrophy always occur in both eyes?

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