Cataract Surgery Wound

After cataract surgery, the wound must be examined carefully for any leakage.   A fluorescein dye is applied, to more easily detect wound leakage.    If there is a wound leak, management depends on the severity.   Often the wound will seal itself, as it heals.    In more severe cases, the surgeon will need to surgically repair the… Continue Reading

Corneal Erosion

Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome involves the corneal epithelium and epithelial basement membrane.  This can cause moderate to severe eye pain, sensitivity to light, tearing, and corneal scarring leading to visual changes. Treatment includes: Antibiotics and pain relievers.  For painful episodes, an antibiotic ointment, such as erythromycin or bacitracin, is recommended to prevent bacterial infection.  Oral… Continue Reading