Recurrent Epithelial Erosions (REE)

Blepharitis Meibomitis
Statistics and Associations

  • 50% association with anterior basement membrane dystrophies
  • Also common following severe corneal abrasions; especially from sharp objects such as a fingernail or paper


  • Same as corneal abrasion until epithelium is healed, then add hypertonic ointment
  • Doxycycline oral medication for persistent cases
  • Consider debridement in cases of multiple reoccurrences