Quick relief for Map Dot Fingerprint Dystrophy (MDFD)

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by scorpion, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. scorpion

    scorpion Guest

    Which is better for quick temporary relief of an attack of MDFD, a hot
    compress or a cold compress?

    Follow-up question. Is this condition also called corneal dystrophy?
    Thanks for info.
    scorpion, Jan 19, 2005
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  2. scorpion

    bfrey Guest

    Map Dot Fingerprint is one of the corneal dystrophies. I was officially
    diagnosed a year ago. I never tried hot or cold compresses for an
    attack--I was in too much pain to do much at all during an erosion.
    Winter has always been the worst time of the year for me because the
    air is so dry. I had punctal plugs put in last month and have had
    enormous relief! My eyes rarely bother me anymore and I'm not even
    needing drops, especially the dreaded Muro drops (the ointment didn't
    sting, however). Beverly
    bfrey, Jan 22, 2005
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    The best ER treatment for an RCE erosion is a bandage contact lens
    under the supervision of an ECP (Eye Care Professional). The lens
    protects the surface while the cornea heals.

    Long term management and prophylaxis includes treatment of dry eye (if
    present), the nightly use of petrolatum ointments (with or without
    NaCl), diamond keratectomy or PTK to remove the defective basement

    Dr. Leukoma, Jan 23, 2005
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