DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for recurrent corneal erosion

Recurrent corneal erosion [DOID:11541]

Recurrent corneal erosion is a disorder of the eyes characterized by the failure of the cornea's outermost layer of epithelial cells to attach to the underlying basement membrane (Bowman's layer). The condition is excruciatingly painful because the loss of these cells results in the exposure of sensitive corneal nerves.

Synonyms:  recurrent corneal erosion,  DOID:11541,  recurrent erosion of cornea,  recurrent erosion syndrome,  recurrent erosion disease ...