Lattice Corneal Dystrophy Medication

Updated: Jun 04, 2019
  • Author: Danielle Trief, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Medical therapy for recurrent corneal erosions includes hypertonic saline, which is believed to increase adherence of the epithelium to underlying stroma. Lubrication may also help prevent further corneal erosions.

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Hypertonic saline

Class Summary

This agent dehydrates epithelium, allowing epithelium to adhere better to underlying stroma.

Sodium chloride hypertonic, ophthalmic (Muro 128)

For osmotic pressure control and water distribution. Dehydrates epithelium, allowing epithelium to adhere better to underlying stroma.

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Lubricating drops

Class Summary

These agents can moisten ocular surface and decrease the number of recurrent erosion episodes.

Artificial tears (GenTeal, Refresh, Bion tears)

Can moisten ocular surface and decrease number of recurrent erosion episodes.

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