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In the past did you have any trauma to your eye, such as being poked with a fingernail etc?
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It sounds like you are suffering from recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES). What's that you might ask?
Recurrent corneal erosion is a condition where, usually after some type of trauma, the epithelial layer of the cornea ("skin") no longer attaches to the underlying tissue (bowman's layer) and keeps coming loose. Think it as a piece of velcro, with the epithelium and bowman's layer as the two strips. In recurrent corneal erosion syndrome the little "hooks" in the velcro are broken. RCES can also be seen as a secondary result of another disorder, such as map dot fingerprint disease.
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the next step in treatment is phototherapeutic keratectomy with a laser (PTK). This is the same laser used in Lasik, but used in a different way. In PTK the epithelium is removed from the cornea and the laser is used to remove part of the cells in the corneal stroma. It is thought to work by stimulating the natural regrowth of cells such that these new cells can better attach to the epithelium and prevent RCES.
Since your symptoms have gotten worse with first line treatment you should speak to your ophthalmologist about the other options I've outlined above.
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I think the most effective thing to do until Monday would be to use the ointment a lot, even during the day. The Muro128 ointment has a high salt content which pulls the moisture out of the cornea and, hopefully, helps the epithelium to "suck" down on bowman's membrane better. It stings because of its hypertonic nature.
If the muro128 stings too much to use you can use lacrilube ointment, which you can buy at almost any pharmacy/walmart etc. This ointments primary function will be to lubricate your eye and keep the weak epithelium from touching anything, like the inside of your eyelid, and hopefully prevent an erosion. Using an ointment all day long will, of course, blur your vision but hopefully it will goop things up enough to protect your corneal epithelium until you can see your ophthalmologist on Monday.
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